Good things are happening with women in hip-hop…off the mainstream radar.
The Foundation of 5eGallery is gearing up for their 4th Annual Women in Hip Hop Celebration. The festivities take place on May 14, 2013, at Detroit’s Tangent Gallery (7pm-2am). Detroit’s own Mae Day (who is also one of my favs) is this year’s featured artist and Jessica Care Moore will host. But there’s more.
Here’s a snippet from the press release:
The Foundation of 5eGallery weekly Tuesday night showcases ensure the presence of Women in Hip Hop, & respect our voice. The strength of the event is that we welcome any Artist with similar values and a desire to positively continue the evolution of Hip Hop in Detroit and worldwide.
The Celebration of the Foundation of 5eGallery 4th Anniversary featured performances include indie-funk band Lola Valley with Lead vocals by new soul singer Monica Blaire, critically acclaimed female lyricist Mae Day and breakout female DJ XO spinning for the evening who’s highly anticipated mixtape Pink Holiday dropped Valentine’s Day. Internationally renowned poet Jessica Care More will host our celebration. The evening includes the Fresh New OuterSpaces Tour including Invincible , Cuban Hip Hop Duo Las Krudas and Wonder Sisters Climbing Tree Poetree. And of course a we’ll be Blessed with a Powerful performance by The Foundation of 5eGallery All Woman Emcee Collective consisting of Mahogany Jones, D.S.Sense, InsiteThe Riot, & NiqueLoveRhodes.
Mae Day just dropped her album, Love & War All Ain’t Fair.
Jessica Care Moore is touring her “Black Women Rock Concert.”
DJ XO dropped her all female mixtape, Pink Holiday.
Monica Blaire is rocking w her reunited all girl rock band, Lola Valley.
Invincible has her 90 min tour, “Outerspaces,” with Cuban Hip Duo Las Krudas + NYC’s Climbing Tree Poetree.
The Foundation Collective is performing together as Mahogany Jones, InsiteTheRiot, D.S.Sense, & NiqueLoveRhodes. Mahogany Jones has her forthcoming project, Pure, & D.S.Sense just released Space Audissey.
Advance tickets are on sale for $5 on neptix.
Visit 5egallery.org for more information about the organization and their work.