Montreal, QC, Canada
Empire I (also stage-named The Gangstress) is a singer, songwriter and social activist based in Kingston, Jamaica. In 2007, she was one of the first artist in the world to use augmented reality to market an album and sell merchandise.
Since then she has witnessed a lot of the new trends in augmented reality by collaborating closely with some of the pioneers in the field. Her musical style has been described as a blend of dancehall, reggae, hip hop, pop and World music. She is signed to Monumental Records and distributed by Universal Music Group and Zojak Worldwide.
Born in Wales to a Moroccan father and British mother, she was raised in Morocco and in Montreal where she developed a musical and television career that took her around the world. Her love for music and anthropology led her to visit and live in 30 different countries, and to eventually put to music her rich experiences as a public advocate, a humanitarian leader and an artist at the forefront of new media and technologies.