pHoenix Pagliacci is a Toronto-based R&B/hip-hop artist, producer, singer-songwriter, and activist, as well as a founding member of Canadian hip-hop group The Sorority, and half of R&B duo TRP.P. In addition to honing her songwriting craft, and versatility in both rapping and singing, she’s participated in the Women in the Studio program to sharpen her production skills. Her business, Pagliacci Studios, also provides a safe space for young women and female-identifying individuals to learn and grow creatively. Pagliacci has performed in The Netherlands and Brazil, and alongside such fellow SOCAN members as Michie Mee, Jully Black, and Shad.  She’s been featured on recordings by other SOCAN colleagues, such as Randy Bachman, DJ Shub, Aquakultre, and Ghettosocks, and has collaborated with international artists like Rapsody, Killah Priest (Wu -Tang Clan), and Jean Grae.

In an extensive, wide-ranging conversation with Lord Quest, SOCAN’s Creative Executive, Black Music, Pagliacci discusses her Jamaican cultural roots; her process of working with other music-makers; how, for her, genre is a matter of instrumentation; the origin of her stage name; how she’s been mentored, and mentored other Black creatives herself; and her next album Dichotomy, due in the summer of 2024.

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