ChinahBlac has served a supporting role for several artists for the past fifteen years. Once a background singer for the Dave Matthews Band, she was later the vocal director for Erykah Badu and also recorded with Jill Scott on the latter's The Real Thing album. Her reputation has grown over this decade, resulting in backing vocal work for Ne-Yo, N'dambi, Heather Headley, Dave Hollister, Kelis and Bilal.
More recently she has released her own music, which she has coined "aggressive soul." She also performs regularly with her band, the Collective. In 2009, ChinahBlac released The Resurrection of ChinahBlac to positive reviews.