500 Female Emcees: Meet Apani B Fly from Queens, NY

Apani B Fly-Queens NY

Apani B Fly-Queens NY

Apani aka Apani B-Fly Emcee, often referred to as Apani B. is a revered hip hop artist, author, entrepreneur and activist from Hollis, Queens in NYC. She is a founding member of the hip hop super-group Polyrhythm Addicts, along with fellow members DJ Spinna, Mr. Complex, and Shabaam Sahdeeq. Apani emerged during the golden era of the 90’s to be considered a pioneer of New York City’s underground hip hop scene.
Apani has toured internationally and been embraced by a loyal and ever growing fanbase as new listeners discover and relate to her music. She is singularly set apart by her ability to use her vocals to confidently project a large presence throughout every performance with her agile delivery as well as inspire with socially conscious themes while managing to not forget to entertain the listener.

Now although a busy and dedicated mom of 3 beautiful and talented children, Apani continues to remain relevant as an important figure on the indie music scene. Apani continues to reach new levels artistically, always making new music and collaborating with varied artists, working as a makeup artist for several high end brands, expressing creativity through fashion, authoring books, as well as producing live shows and events through her company 2040MM.

Reach her on twitter at http:/www.twitter.com/apaniclassic

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  1. Joe Flow says:

    Apani represents Hip Hop in it’s purest form, and her spirit lights up any room she’s in. I am thankful to have met her recently, keep shining Queen!

    All Love,
    Joe Flow

  2. Apani B is underrated. One of my favorites from the 90’s era who hasn’t got the shine she deserves…yet.