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Rena

First of all, in order to avoid further questions, we should note that Rena (pronounced /'rena/, not /'rina/) is not an alias or a stage name. This name sounds very unusual and unique for Russian people, but Rena came from Azerbaijan - the country of flames. She was born in Sumgayit on the Caspian sea. Are you already fascinated? Though Rena has been living most of her life in Saint Petersburg, she never forgets her roots due to her highly original nature and exotic appearance. In St Petersburg Rena finished a lycée and then obtained a higher education and a Diploma in Design. It is definitely true that a talented person is talented in many areas. Rena took her first steps as a rap artist in 2000, within the “Drugie Emocii” group at the “Pervomayskaya scene” fests. After their debut album “Nevmode” (2004) the group split into two projects – Gunmakaz and K’n’R (the one which Rena joined). In 2007 K’n’R released their album “Ne Moy Stil’ ” and then Rena decided to leave the duo and start a solo career. In the mid-2000's she participated in such rap fests as RapMusic, Kofemolka, TrueSound, SnickersUrbania. She also was a jury in many of them. In 2008 she took part in the first season of Bitva za Respect and went through to the semi-final, proving that women can perform and rap just as well as men.Rena was one of the first female MCs to join all rap girls from Russia and the former Soviet Union together in a series of female rap compilations “Hip-Hop iz-pod Kablukov” (2006, 2008). Nowadays Rena is a successful solo MC and a member of Def Joint - the most vigorous rap alliance of St Petersburg. You can hear Rena’s verses on numerous compilations, albums and mixtapes. Recently she has dropped out her solo album “Number One”, which was produced by BMB, Meloman and Sin (V-Style) and featured MCs from France, England, Argentina, USA and also famous musicians from St Petersburg.