Moments from the Lady on the MIC Event 2013

 

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Pure Frauenpower: Be Shoo
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Eine Nacht lang Frauenpower

Ein Konzert der besonderen Art am Weltfrauentag

Heute ist Weltfrauentag. Das Orange Peel feiert den Anlass mit einem Konzert der besonderen Art: Bei “Lady on the MIC” gehört die Bühne den Frauen.

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Die Künstlerinnen rappen, singen, beatboxen und tanzen für die Sache der Frau. “Ich wohne seit 2011 in Frankfurt, komme aber ursprünglich aus Litauen. Bei uns ist der Weltfrauentag ein Feiertag”, erklärt Penta Pitches, die der Veranstaltung ihren Namen gab und eigens einen kleinen Gesangs-Trailer für das Event produzierte.

Langfristig möchte sie das Konzept erweitern und den weiblichen Akteuren des Musikgeschäfts eine Plattform geben: “Ich baue momentan ein Netz für Frauen aus der Musikbranche auf”, sagt die 26-Jährige.

Für ihre heutige Premiere gewann sie schnell bekannte und stimmgewaltige Unterstützung. Be Shoo, Kaye Ree, Preshuz T. undGunn Passion heißen die Künstlerinnen, die ab 22 Uhr im doppelten Sinne ihre Stimme erheben. Moderiert wird die Nacht von Jo Elle Jalan. Ganz ohne Männer geht es dann doch nicht – die stehen an diesem Abend aber hinter den Plattentellern.

“Der Weltfrauentag ist ein superaktuelles Thema, weil die Frauen gerade überall gegen Gewalt und Unterdrückung protestieren und sich zusammentun, um Halt zu finden”, empfindet Sängerin Kaye Ree. “Ich spüre eine wachsende Solidarität unter den Frauen.” An der eigenen Branche übt sie deutliche Kritik: “Bei den Musiklabels sind immer noch Männer an der Macht, die mehr das Geld zählen, statt die Musik zu würdigen.” Sich selbst sieht die Sängerin, die Ende April ihr zweites Album “New Air” auf den Markt bringt, in einer anderen Rolle: “Ich finde, als Künstler hat man eine gewisse Verantwortung, besonders, wenn man einen hohen Status in der Öffentlichkeit genießt. Nutz doch Deine Popularität für eine gute Botschaft”, sagt sie. “In der Musik setzen Frauen immer noch viel zu viel auf die Sexschiene.”

Sie spreizt die Arme und deutet karikierend einen Booty-Shake an – Mund leicht geöffnet, Brust raus, Becken vor und zurück. “Stars wieLady Gaga, Beyonce oder Rihanna füttern nach wie vor diese alten Stereotypen.”

“Ich finde es schön, dass da jemand die Initiative ergreift”, lobt Kollegin Be Shoo das “Lady-on-the-Mic”-Konzept. Sie steht heute mit Kaye Ree am Mikro. “Was soll ich da noch sagen – Frauenpower!”, ruft sie und reißt die Arme in die Höhe. “Ich mache das nicht, weil ich denke: ,die armen Frauen‘. Aber es gibt arme Frauen”, erklärt die Künstlerin. Sie selbst stand mit Rap-Größen wie Method Man oder Trey Songz auf der Bühne, leitet Tanzworkshops und führt ihre eigene Eventagentur. “Männer im Publikum sind übrigens mehr als erwünscht”, sagt Be Shoo und lacht. “Das ist ja kein Junggesellinnen-Abschied.”

(adi)

Artikel vom 08.03.2013, 03:24 Uhr (letzte Änderung 02.04.2013, 17:13 Uhr)

HOW I MET HER… STAHHR (INTERVIEW)

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staHHr

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1. Introduce yourself. Who are you, where are you from and what do you do in life.
Peace, love and balance everyone, everywhere, I AM staHHr, the 2 H’s are for hip hop, Mother Nature with a Molotov blowing up spots and it don’t stop. I am an artist, mc, lyricist, mother, student, teacher, healer, alchemist, designer residing in West Amexem, where I create and share potent sound vibrations with the masses over banging hip hop tracks. Some of you may be familiar with me from my features on Doom’s “Born like This”, MMFOOD (Anjelika) and King Ghedorah’s “Take Me to Your Leader”.

2. How you met H.E.R.? How did you find Hip-Hop, or how did Hip-Hop find you? Share some memories about that? When and why did you decide to make music yourself?
Hip hop was always in me, it was just in a dormant state until the “on” switch was flipped. I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, so it’s been a part of my life since I touched the planet. We’ve grown together. It was on the radio, tv, at school, but it didn’t possess me and take over until ’88 or ’89. I remember hearing Slick Rick‘s first album and just being blown away by his lyrics, delivery and storytelling/narrative ability. Salt n’ Pepa and MC Lyte, when I first saw and heard them, I was blown away. They were so confident, so powerful and the hair.. they rocked the mic oh so fashionably and hard simultaneously. I had the asymmetrical Salt n Pepa cut and MC Lyte’s cut from the “Paper Thin” video. I grew up in the suburbs, and there weren’t many people around me, that were really deep into hip hop (other than the music) like that. Being one that marched to their own beat any way, I was very much drawn to the culture and the elements (djing, bboy/bgirling, graf, mcing). It was unique, fun, innovative, expressive and free. Everything I wanted to say and couldn’t find the words for, there was a hip hop song about it. When Native Tongues emerged, that’s when I knew I had to be part of this culture.They reminded me of me and how I grew up. Brand Nubian, BDP, Intelligent Hoodlum, Queen Latifah and X-Clan, they opened my eyes to knowledge of self which completely changed the direction of my life outside of just rhyming. That’s the greatest thing about hip hop to me, it re-activated my Goddess gene. Redman is the mc, that made me get in my first cypher and let people know, that I rocked and I was an mc. He embodied everything I loved about hip hop. I have so many great memories. I always loved writing, reading, drama.. and English was one of my favorite subjects, and hip hop is comprised of all of those elements as well. I’d already been writing stories and poems, since I was seven, so being an mc/lyricist was really a natural progression for me.

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3. What do you want to say with your music? What is your message? Can you live from your music already? What are your future goals?
My main objective is to bring balance, love, light, healing, awareness and SKILL. I want people to think, ask questions, heal, feel energized, challenge, what they have been taught or told after they listen to my music. I address everything from comics to the cosmos, in a fashion, that is everything we love about the Golden Era, updated for the now so that the roots and elements will remain in the future (Golden Era Future). Be true to self first and foremost. Know thyself, love thyself, heal thyself, honor thyself. Have fun, drop jewels, raise the vibration and keep your currency high at all times. Everyone has a story to tell, so be original and authentic and you will attract everything and everyone you are supposed to. Unfortunately, I am not yet at the level, where i can quit the 9 to 5 and pay the bills with music. Even when I do reach that level, I will still have other business endeavors going on. It’s all about diversifying revenue streams. To have my music touch every corner of the universe and trigger those God/dess genes. To have a consistent stream of currency coming from touring and releasing music abroad. I’d love to get into music production, video direction and holistic health consulting, which is one of my greatest passions.

4. In your opinion, what is the key to success? 
Focus, applying knowledge, work, affirming, planning, persistence. These things are necessary to be successful in anything, and it ALL starts with positive thinking. A strong team of like minded beings willing to put in equal amounts of work is also helpful.

5. Your shoutout to the other Ladies living Music.

Megawatts of love and respect to all the feminine principles out there that respect, live and move the culture forward. Keep making beautiful music. Much success in all you do! Massive, mega respect and love to Lady on the MIC for keeping the culture alive.





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HOW I MET HER… RUBY YO! (INTERVIEW)

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Ruby Yo!

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1. Introduce yourself. Who are you, where are you from and what do you do in life. 

Well I’m a Latina (Puerto Rican) artist from Chicago, born and raised out here. Some people know me here as Marilyn Camacho, the actress and director, and others know me as Ruby Yo! the emcee and singer. Nowadays, I’m just Ruby Yo!, being that music is now mainly my focus. For the most part I’m a songwriter and a performer of sorts, and on my down time, I slang drinks as a bartender, I mean.. Who doesn’t appreciate a well-made cocktail.

2. How you met H.E.R.? How did you find Hip-Hop, or how did Hip-Hop find you? Share some memories about that? When and why did you decide to make music yourself?

I found Hip-Hop as a little, curious, wild, curly haired, young in listening to ICE-T’s “Colors” blasting from my brother’s boombox. I didn’t know what it was, but I knew I liked it, the sound, the aggressiveness, and the boldness of the lyrics. Then came the movies, “Electric Boogaloo 1 & 2”, “Beatstreet”, “Krush Groove”… I didn’t become a student until my last 2 years of high school, then college, where I was a backpacker and was known as the girl who spit rhymes with the boys. Tupac was my h.s. teacher, Biggy was my college professor, and Lauryn was my principal. The Miseducation was probably the most influential album that made me want to attempt doing music or at least start writing in verse. I figured, hey if she can do it, so can I. I started really taking it seriously in college, doing open mics, talent shows, etc.. When I left, I never stopped.. and here I am now..

3. What do you want to say with your music? What is your message? Can you live from your music already? What are your future goals?

I think, more than anything, my music is just a reflection of my various personas, characters.. just like when I’m acting. The one common factor you will hear in my music, is that it’s aggressive and very in your face. I’m definitely a storyteller and I tell stories of my own and others, who inspire me to write the stories. My message? To be who you want to be at all times, no matter how crazy, fed up or delusional others might think you are. As of right now, I’m not living full-time off my music, but that is definitely the goal. My future plans include branching out into other territories, L.A., NY, Miami, and overseas. I’m also exploring licensing opportunities with film and television.

4. In your opinion, what is the key to success?

Perseverance and persistence.

5. Your shoutout to the other Ladies living Music.

There’s power in numbers, if we unite, we only become stronger. Think about that the next time you decide to hate on the next female emcee.

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HOW I MET HER… MIRANDA WRITES (INTERVIEW)

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1. Introduce yourself. Who are you, where are you from and what do you do in life.

Peace! I’m Miranda Writes, I’m 18, and I’m an up and coming emcee from Central Jersey. Right now I’ve been working to make a positive difference in the world of Hip Hop today. It’s time we shed truth and light. Hip Hop goes beyond the entertainment factor, it is a culture. With that being said, I do my best to represent. Knowledge is Power!

2. How you met H.E.R.? How did you find Hip-Hop, or how did Hip-Hop find you? Share some memories about that? When and why did you decide to make music yourself?

Hmm, How did I Find Hip Hop? Well to start, my parents have always been huge Hip Hop lovers. I was practically raised listening to it. I’ve always loved everything about Hip Hop. The lyrics, the beat, the art, the energy, creativity exc. Hip Hop is a genre that speaks. It holds power that allows a message to be heard in a different and great way. I’ve always enjoyed writing, but it became my “go to” outlet of expression my sophomore year of high school. I started writing a lot, everyday actually. I noticed I was writing a lot, but nothing was being heard. I decided hey, why don’t I try flipping this over a beat? Tried it.. Loved it. Shortly after that, I asked for a Mic. Since then, consider it history. Now I’m Miranda Writes the Emcee!

 

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3. What do you want to say with your music? What is your message? Can you live from your music already? What are your future goals?

I always want my music to speak for itself. I love music, I feel music. I want my fans to be able to relate to what I’m saying. Anything that comes to my mind, I usually put it on paper. I am a strong believer in speaking the truth. Real Recognize Real, that’s what I am trying to teach. My movement basically sums up my mission and message. I work under my own banner by the name of “LPD Entertainment”. (Light Prevails Dark) I want to inspire anyone with a dream because all things are possible. Right now I am working independently. I am looking for an opportunity where I can prosper and grow. I want to take my music to the next level, my goal is to reach the masses.

4. In your opinion, what is the key to success?

In order to be successful you must work hard and remain motivated. No matter the circumstances, you keep pushing. That’s how you get better, that’s how you reach people, that’s how you get out there! Networking and building is all part of the process. Most importantly, LOVE what you do!

5. Your shout-out to the other Ladies living Music.

Much love and respect to every female that is holding it down for the Hip Hop culture. The females in Hip Hop need to unite and get together! Peace, Love, and Light.

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HOW I MET HER… KLASSY (INTERVIEW)

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Klassy

1. Introduce yourself. Who are you, where are you from and what do you do in life.

My names Graciela Moreno and I’m also known as Klassy. I was born in the Philippines, on Dec. 13 1996 and I was raised in Los Angeles, California. I’m on my second year as a student currently attending VAPA HS.

2. How you met H.E.R.? How did you find Hip-Hop, or how did Hip-Hop find you? Share some memories about that? When and why did you decide to make music yourself?

I had cousins that really loved Hip Hop. They’d always bump Big L, Souls of Mischief, Wu Tang, and I remembered them always rapping along to the lyrics. Basically, during that time, I got myself into lots of trouble, and I soon came to realize I needed a way to keep myself off the streets. My friend Rolondo, who I later found out he was emcee, took me to my first studio; JUiCE – a non-profit weekly hip hop arts program and that’s where it all started. I recorded my first couple tracks there and met so many amazing, talented people. I was hooked, and that’s where I discovered my love for Hip Hop.

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3. What do you want to say with your music? What is your message? Can you live from your music already? What are your future goals?

Simply, I only see it as an outlet. It’s way for me to express – a way for me to share my experiences, ideas, and feelings. I love music, why not make it ! The messages in my songs I want people to get, is that you’re not alone, love your life, love yourself, stay positive, and just push forward through the toughest times. I honestly don’t have future goals, I just want to continue making music and if people like, or can relate to it, then..that’s a bonus for me.

4. In your opinion, what is the key to success?

In my opinion, the key to success…is having a focused mind.

If you love what you do, if you have a dream, if you have a goal, don’t let anyone get in the way of it. Just be true to yourself, stay humble, and remember that there’s ALWAYS room for improvement.

5. Your shout out to the other Ladies living Music.

I personally think,  whether you’re a girl or guy doing Hip Hop, we all deserve the same attention…as an MC not because of our sex. Maybe at times, you can say it’s easier or harder for a girl to be in the game, but if she can bring it, if she has that strive and passion for it.. then that’s where it’s at. BUT YES ! Much respect to all the femcees doing their thing!

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