About Joyce Wrice
Los Angeles-based R&B vocalist Joyce Wrice's music grew out of her affinity for the '90s and early-2000s output of iconic performers like Mariah Carey, Tamia, and Aaliyah. Wrice explored bright, feel-good melodies and collaborations with rappers like Freddie Gibbs and Westside Gunn on her 2021 debut album, Overgrown.
Wrice was born in California in 1992 and started her own musical journey uploading videos of herself playing covers, and later sharing tracks on various online platforms. Her first substantial release came in 2016 with the self-issued EP Stay Around. In the years that followed, she collaborated with peers such as Kay Franklin, Mndsgn, and Jamma-Dee on various tracks, and toured internationally. Her first fully realized studio album arrived in 2021 with Overgrown. The 14-track set was the strongest showing of Wrice's nostalgic but potent sound, and featured contributions from Freddie Gibbs, UMI, Masego, Lucky Daye, and others. ~ Fred Thomas