Regina Antoinette Kendrick-Dunn better known as Gina da Vinci was born in Bremerton Washington and raised in Philadelphia. Gina started rapping at age 11 and has always had a love for writing so rapping came easy. "I write poetry, short stories and I’m currently working on a novel. I set myself apart from other female rappers because I don't use sexuality as a gimmick." Some have described her as being raw when she raps. She's been compared to Sheek, Cassidy, and even Talib Kweli. Gina’s love for Hip Hop drives her to become an idol. Artists such as Lauyrn Hill, Missy Elliot, Eve, and Ms. Jade inspire her. Recently, she wrote a song called Dreaming. This piece is about struggling as an up-and-coming artist, weighing pros and cons of chasing her dreams, and dealing with discouragement.