My life is beautiful and messy

I'm sure it's part of Gods plan


Kayatta is an American rapper, poet, producer and educator who grew up in the drug tattered streets of West Oakland. Over the years she has developed into an all around talent who is not only skilled on stage but extremely effective in the classroom. Recently crowned best Hip Hop artist in Sonoma Kayatta continues to push the envelope socially, creatively, and dutifully. Effortlessly fusing poetry with drums and bass to create sonic goodness that seethes with audacious honey. She is one of one and a delightful treat to your ears, especially if you are a hip-hop lover. Her sound is hers alone and rooted in telling a story that is authentic, reflective, black, queer, joyous, engaging, and inspiring.

Currently residing in Berkeley California Kayatta has found a refreshing way to utilize poetry that centers youth voices and impacts social and communal change. Her musical compositions are relatable, uplifting, and thought provoking.  Not only is she extremely gifted with words she has a keen sense to connect with the community in a way that is healing and spiritual. This approach has resulted in a faithful community of fans who understand and resonate with the art she is curating and delivering.




Previous events

Join us for Queer Folx Making Music Presents: "Soulful Sirens" at El Rio! It's PRIDE and Juneteenth ALL at once. Get ready to be serenaded by four talented queer-identifying female artists in a night filled with soulful r&b, hip-hop, funk, and blues tunes. This in-person event is a celebration of queer voices in the music industry, showcasing the power and beauty of diverse talents. This show is also a BENEFIT for the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project - so a portion of every ticket goes directly to their organization. Come support the LGBTQ+ community and enjoy a night of incredible performances. Don't miss out on this special evening of music and solidarity! Artists Performing: JayLondon Kayatta Tori Roze and The Hot Mess Trianna Feruza and the Heavy Hitters

12.00 pre-sale and 20.00 at the door. Bring a friend

July 12 

It is July 11, and as an educator, it's safe to say that my summer is nearly over. Meh. What do I have to show for it? Nothing. I've slept in, hung out with my cat Coco, and have seen some great live music. There's nothing like going to a live show, and the person you came to see lives up to the hype. And if you're a music goer, you know it can go left and downhill quickly, whether it's the sound system, muddy tracks, or a self-proclaimed artist singing or rapping over their vocals. IYKYK. For the snobby purists, rapping over vocals doesn't fly over here…who am I to judge?

June 23 

The week has been busy. It's not how I envisioned my summer, but it's been a good busy.  I've had time to spend with my family, to read, write, putter around the house , make beats, cook, and, of course, get some rest. I took the summer off from performing for multiple reasons. It seemed like I was dropping dishes, like things were out of balance…lol…probably because they were. The pandemic shifted so many things. I lost my cousin and later lost my Dad; those two events really put a dent in my spirit. It's tough to put into words, but I'll try. It's humbling, to say the least; at times, it even feels like you are sleepwalking through it all. How do I cope, you might ask? God. Music. Nature. Family. And sometimes that doesn't work, but I'm no quitter. I never have been. So, here I am. All these broken pieces have to be glued back somehow. I told myself I would write and sing my way through it….so far, so good. I plan on gifting my supporters some of the tunes we created during this messy and uncertain time chain. I will also introduce yall to some of the dopest producers I've worked with this season.

June 14th 

The best part of the day was learning about the deep-rooted anti-blackness in the public school and how teachers can resist the traditional, played-out racist tactic used to hinder and disvalue our young people. I know it sounds heavy…..that's because it is. But I revel in finding solutions rather than harping on the problem. I can think of better ways to spend my time. At any rate, not too many shows this summer because I needed rest. It has been an arduous year, to say least. I think rest will do me well.