// Origin: Lightweight from Earth...
// Genres: HipHop . Soul . Experimental
// Years Active: 2005- Present
// Label: Independent/Unsigned
// Website: Cocopeila.com
Coco Peila is a rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, and innovator within Hip Hop and beyond. She has shared the stage with artists and leaders like Talib Kweli, J.Rocc, Slum Village, The Pharcyde, President Obama, and her feature on Deva Mahal’s “Run Deep” garnered 3 Million streams on Spotify alone. She has also worked in arts activism and anti-oppression facilitation for over fifteen years, including most recently serving as the Director of Hip Hop & Climate Justice at the Oakland-based youth-led climate justice organization Youth Vs. Apocalypse. Her innovative Hip Hop & Climate Justice work has been highlighted at The Kennedy Center, in The New Yorker, as well as at Stanford and Yale.
She has performed at national and international venues including The Hollywood Bowl, San Francisco Opera House, The Beehive (Boston), Experience Music Project (Seattle), Teatro Nacional de Guatemala, and Hope Bros (New Zealand). Her music has been featured by KMEL and the Museum of African Diaspora and was recognized in the East Bay Express' "Best Local Hip Hop" and by Hip Hop historian Davey D's "Artists to Watch" lists.
Miss Peila is honored to have featured on and been executive music producer for The Black Woman Is God, God Code, cypher song. Her most recent releases include a dance-worthy black love anthem music video, Love Me All, featuring international Deejay Young Fyah, and a lyrical Hip Hop & Climate Justice song that speaks directly to our times and people, addressing anti-black racism, the COVID pandemic, & Climate Change. The track is a call for liberation and the second of three collaborations with late legendary Bay Area producer Hawk Beatz. She’s currently in the studio working on her next solo project with Grammy nominated producer G Koop and up-and-coming Bay Area producers SarBChild and HTK “Knowy”. Her next single “Pretty Girls” featuring international treasure Taj Mahal, will be released this summer.
Lenworth McLean Jr.