Joyo Velarde’s debut full-length album Love and Understanding is set to be released on February 16, 2010 (Quannum Projects). Joyo was born in Manila but later relocated to the Bay Area, where she is known as the female voice behind the seminal independent label Quannum. Love and Understanding consists of twelve tracks that were specially assembled by Joyo, Lyrics Born and fellow producers Jake One, RJD2, Headnodic (Crown City Rockers), and the Lifesavas’ Jumbo the Garbageman. Think Vanessa Williams meets Amel Larrieux (Groove Theory). Joyo blends soul and hip hop stylishly with her stunning vocal range at the forefront. Pulling from Minnie Riperton, Chaka Khan and Tina Marie