Joi is not the first in her family to be a first. Her father, Joe Gilliam, was the NFL’s first black quarterback leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to two unforgettable Super Bowls. And just as the Steelers have once again found their stride, so has Joi with her 4th release TENNESSEE SLIM IS THE BOMB. In 2012, Joi relocated to Los Angeles, California where she continues to build her Artisan Polishing brand of teaching and successful SugarHill Live performance event as well as records and works on film projects. As a songwriter/producer, Joi has also formed Dirty Debutante Productions for the sake of producing up and coming artists possibly associated with different labels.