Jehzan Exclusive is a Filipino-American hip hop artist, educator, and aspiring entrepreneur from Honolulu, HI. With music ranging from high energy jams to chill hop vibes, she is a growing artist in the underground scene; having opened for fellow pinay rapper, Ruby Ibarra, as well as rising Hawaii artist and singer, Mimi, She is currently on her first independent tour to Davao City, Philippines (February 2019).
Born and raised in Hawaii's unique diverse culture, and growing up in the '90s and early 2000s, Jehzan listened to island reggae, hip hop, R&B, alternative rock, and more. As a child, she loved to play and sing songs on the ukulele and enjoyed dancing with her friends and cousins. Jehzan's “rap” journey began with spoken word poetry, which was introduced to her at age 17 while participating in a youth conference at University of California - Berkeley. Shortly after, she began recording her poems over beats on GarageBand. Overtime, Jehzan developed a passion for making hip hop/rap music and doing live performances; all while she served 6 years in the Hawaii Army National Guard (2010-2016) and earned her B.S.B.A in Marketing from Hawaii Pacific University (2016).
Currently, she works as an educator, teaching business and entrepreneurial classes at a local college, as well as an after-school "Rap class" for junior high youth. Additionally, she owns and operates the OTDHipHop and 3RDEYEFILMZ platforms, and her own media marketing company, Jesand Amodo Consulting. She performed for 4 consecutive years at Hawaii Theatre as an HPU student/alumnus, for "Da Freakshow," the university's annual talent show (2014-2017). She also competed in the Team Backpack "Live Cypher Draft" in Los Angeles, CA (2015).
Jehzan's newest EP, Island Waves & City Haze (Vol. 3), released in October 2018 and is available for purchase/download via Bandcamp as well as free streaming via Soundcloud and Youtube. Her singles "Barangay ft. Sala Moon" (Prod. Vince Esquire) and “The Real” (Prod. BXMBZ) are available for streaming on all digital music outlets. Her previous Island Waves & City Haze EPs, Volumes 1 (2016) and 2 (2017), are available for streaming/download via BandCamp & Soundcloud. A powerful performer in Hawaii’s hip hop scene, Jehzan consistently releases music and visuals to her Soundcloud and Youtube channel, and promotes heavily on social media. In collaboration with Bay area artist & videographer, Young, Dedicated, Proper (Y.D.P), the Palm Treez EP was released in summer 2017. Palm Treez is available on all digital music outlets.
MY NEWEST PROJECT:
DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES TOUR:
OPENING FOR MIMI MUSIC HAWAII, JAN. 2019: