Jean Deaux

Jean Deaux

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Jean Deaux

Consciously evasive of being confined to one style, Jean Deaux made a name for herself outside her native Chicago during the mid-2010s with output ranging from R&B-oriented pop to low-key house, along with a wide variety of cross-genre guest appearances. The rapper, singer, and songwriter was involved with acting and poetry, then made major inroads as a musical artist starting in the early 2010s. SoundCloud uploads and featured appearances on tracks by the likes of Isaiah Rashad, Mick Jenkins, Saba, Mykki Blanco, and Smino. In 2017, Deaux issued the spaced-out house track “Father Time” followed by breakout independent releases like “Wikipedia,” a dreamy number somewhere between Little Dragon and Erykah Badu. The following year, Deaux’s output continued apace with more singles, highlighted by “Energy”, “Back 2 You” and “Due To Me”.

The Chicago artist unveiled her first full body of work in October of 2018, KRASH–a stellar debut showcasing Deaux’s dynamic voice, songwriting abilities, and versatile sound. Deaux then followed up with EMPATHY in June of 2019, an emotive and incredible EP about love & control, featuring DUCKWRTH, Terrace Martin & Kehlani. She followed up her 2019 breakout project with the 2020 rap tape, Watch This! — a confident and bold feat showing she can hang with the best of the best, bar for bar featuring “Moody” w/ Saba. 2022 saw the release of R&B darling “Most Wanted” featuring Ambre, Masego & Destin Conrad, followed by “HEAVY”, a multi-genre release from the artist with no features that pushed the boundaries of R&B even further.