From the tough streets and rich musical tapestry of Motown, in 2005, FELONI broke out on the scene with her racy debut single "Brand New" (1st feat.
on Russel Simmons & 97.9 WJLB's 2005 Detroit Hip Hop Summit Mix Tape) officially setting off alarms in Hip Hop of a generation of "out" rappers to come. WJLB only allowed the 1st 16 bars of "Brand New" to make the mix tape stating the song was "too controversial." Ultimately, those 16 bars sparked an entire movement. FELONI pushed the limits of Hip-hop's sexual expression by changing the politics of the game, empowering the genre's usual subject of domination. In 2006, discovered on Myspace by Viacom's MTV affiliates, FELONI garnered her own episode on the reality documentary series "Coming Out Stories" which aired 7 yrs on MTV's LogoTV on "National Out Day." The series was produced by Emmy & Oscar Award-winning film producers, Karen Goodman & Kirk Simon of NYC. "Coming Out Stories" and created by Lauren Lazin who produced "Tupac: Resurrection," "The Last Days of Left Eye" and "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" making FELONI the 1st "out" Hip Hop artist to have her story told on a Viacom network. Unlike most artists, she accomplished this without a label, manager, mix tape, distribution deal and was not co-signed by a mainstream rapper. FELONI was approached by two labels who advised if she wanted to be successful in Hip Hop, she shouldn't rap about women. FELONI chose to remain Indie, creating her label, TrakDiamondRecord.com