- Is of African and Korean descent.
- Sohn is her mother's maiden name.
- Has admitted to abusing and selling drugs during her teen years, when she was also an honors student, cheerleader and homecoming queen.
- Got her start as a slam poet. She performed at Woodstock in 1994 and in HBO's Def Poetry Jam in 2003.
- Recorded 1998's Rise with Irish DJ Noel Watson under the name Fini Dolo.
- Co-wrote the film Slam, which won the Sundance Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Camera D'Or in 1998.