Unique De'Vine & Monique are two Recording Artists with a common goal of breaking barriers and pushing boundaries in a male dominanted industry.
On the microphone, each artist creates a distinct sound, but together their voices blend perfectly.
Fans describe their vibe as pristine because of their ability to converge raw lyrics with a smooth delivery. They enjoy collaborating together and with other artists to give female rhymists visibility.
Monique grew up in the 90's era, also known as the Golden Age of Hip-Hop, and adopted a style heavily influenced by artists such as Too $hort, Snoop Dogg and Big Daddy Kane. She idolized female rappers including Missy Elliot, Trina and Salt & Peppa because they set a platform for women with proper bars and melodic hooks.
Unique De'Vine favored different genres of music, then became interested in songwriting in the early 2000's. Her motivation arose from listening to artists like Emenim, Aaliyah, Missy Elliot and Linkin Park. She went to college to become an audio engineer, however shifted her energy into becoming a recording artist.
Both artists have experimented with different styles of music during their solo careers. In 2013, Unique De'Vine and Monique were introduced through a mutual friend who encouraged the girls to collaborate. In turn, they created their first single labeled "Eat Her Cake." The song received such a great response that the ladies decided to create a mixtape named "Smeared Lipstick'' which was released in 2015.
Smeared Lipstick Crew represents ambitious go-getters ,and spontaneous women who shake up the status quo. Monique & Unique De'Vine are thriving role models for female artist who are not afraid to go against the grain.
Smeared Lipstick Crew ( Concert recap) Snow Tha Product Vibe Higher Tour
June 29,2018 @ The Van Buren Phoenix,AZ