The Foundation: 5 years of women in hip hop
By Steve Furay
Special to the Michigan Citizen
Going strong for five years, The Foundation of 5e Gallery, will come together May 31 for its annual anniversary party to celebrate women in hip hop. Some of Detroit’s most talented female hip hop artists will unite for a night of peace, love and fun.
“It’s definitely going to be dope,” says Miz Korona, the Motor City’s famed emcee, featured in the movie “8 Mile.” Miz Korona will headline the evening’s live music performances.
D.S.Sense, Insite the Riot, Mahogany Jones, ‘Nique Love Rhodes, Aisha Ellis, Abstract Jazz, Keys and Jaci Caprice will also perform.
Poet and activist Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty will host the show, with music by DJ Lynda Carter. The Foundation was established as a venue for women hip hop artists to perform and network in a safe, female friendly environment.
“It means a lot to be a part of the collective,” says Miz Korona one of the founders of The Foundation. “To see it growing so strong, (so) much in the past few years, (has) been a beautiful journey. We had to struggle for it. We want it to grow for five, ten more years.”
Also featured will be “Diamonds in the Rough,” a B-girl dance battle with contestants from Detroit and other cities in the Midwest. Tickets are $10 at the door. 5e Gallery is located at 4605 Cass Ave. in Detroit. Doors open at noon. Performances and activities are scheduled to run through the evening.