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Neila (nay- lah) is an underground hip-hop emcee, an author, a painter, and a special education teacher who was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has toured across United States and Canada. She has worked with artists such as 2Mex, Aceyalone, Deeskee, Avatar, Vrse Murphy, Bigg Jus, and more. She has been putting out albums since cassettes were considered new technology.

Now residing in Los Angeles, Neila has shown her artwork in many galleries and is now finishing her first children’s book featuring the Yeti, a character that she has grown to love and bring to life over the years. During the school year she teaches grades K-6, students with disabilities all the while making time the write, draw, paint, and record music because those are her true passions.

In 2010 she was diagnosed with vocal chord cancer and was told her voice would never be the same again and that she may never be able to emcee again. With the power of positive thought, yoga, meditation, determination, and support from family and friends, her voice has returned almost fully to

its original state and she is in full remission. She plans to get back into the studio and perform soon and continue to live life with a smile on her face, as life is too short to not be happy.

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