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All-Star Event: The Foundation of 5eGallery 4th Anniversary of Celebrating Women in Hip Hop


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The Foundation of 5eGallery is excited about our 4th Annual Women in Hip Hop Celebration on May 14, 2013, Tangent Gallery, 715 E. Milwaukee Street (New Center Area) 7:00pm – 2:00am.We are proud to announce Mae Day as the Featured Artist this year and the Legendary Jessica Care Moore as our Host.

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 JonesD.S.SenseInsiteThe Riot, & NiqueLoveRhodes.

B-Girl Mama (Hardcore Detroit) will be rocking the dance floor

Visual Artists: Nicole April Carter, HELP, Colibri Harris will be Painting Live on canvases.

5eGallery is in existence to this day to serve Detroit with continued support from The Arts community and Philanthropists like Kem, Dwele, Amp Fiddler and many more Artists and Art Supporters throughout Metro Detroit and beyond as well as organizations such as East Michigan Environmental Action Council, Allied Media, Detroit Future and Modern Evolution. We ask for your presence this date to continue with the vision and the strong foundation 5e has built.The 5E Gallery, Detroit’s foremost Hip-Hop based art gallery and live music performance space, is dedicated to serving Detroit’s creative art and music communities. Artists of all facets enjoy utilizing our space to create, showcase, and sell their respective works of artistic expression. Detroit has one of the largest visual art communities in the country and is home to many musical movements that have impacted the world.


$10.00 General Admission ::::: $5.00 Advanced Tickets


Packages of $100-$1000 Available

Press Contact:

Robin Mackie

(313) 670-4416


A live broadcasting of the event will be streamed.

Show Schedule

7:00-Doors Open-DJ Auset (Spinning Jazz, Soul, & Hip Hop)
7:00-8:00-Mix, Mingle, Merlot (Industry Networking Affair)
8:00-8:15-Documentary (Film Screening: a sneak peek “The Foundation of 5eGallery”)
8:15-8:45-Cipher + Open Mic (backed by Detroit’s Newest Awsome Band: Atoms&Ease)
9:00-10:30-OuterSpaces (Invincible, Las Krudas, Climbing Tree Poetry)
10:30-11:00-Jessica Care Moore
11:00-11:30-The Foundation Collective (Mahogany Jones, D.S.SEnce, InsiteTheRiot, NiqLoveRhodes)
12:00-12:30-Lola Valley
12:30-2:00-DJ Xo (Spinning Contemporary Hip Hop from her New Mixtape “Pink Holiday”)


Download Or Press Release Here: Women in Hip Hop Celebration – PR



Jessica Care Moore

jessica Care moore is an internationally renowned poet/ publisher/ activist/ rock star/ playwright and actor. She is a five-time Showtime at the Apollo winner; has featured on hip-hop mega-star, Nas’ “Nastradamus” album and was a returning star of Russell Simmon’s HBO Series, Def Poetry Jam.
She is the Founder of Black Women Rock! A concert, panel and workshop series dedicated to supporting and inspiring women who play rock and roll music. blackwomenrock.net

Mae Day


In the words of the legendary MC Lyte “I want to let the world know about Mae Day, she’s coming, I’m proud to know it and proud to say it…..Look for her!!!” 

She’s officially returned with the released of her new project Love & War: All Ain’t Fair. The album, which is produced entirely by Witt of DeNotes Production, is 13 cohesive joints about love and the battlegrounds it emerses from. Mae Day has gone from performing in local talent shows as a child, to opening up at Detroit’s State Theater, Hart Plaza, and the legendary St. Andrews Hall- to name a few. She’s also rocked crowds at innumerable clubs, venues, and colleges and universities in and out-of-state, such as The Palms Hotel of Las Vegas, Club Element of NYC, various venues for SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX, and more. “Mae Day is what I refer to as a true Master of Ceremony. One of the few artists of this generation who takes her artistry serious, and I look forward to hearing her music and watching her grow from Detroit MC to a mainstream star,” says Lenny S, V.P. of A&R Def Jam. She was named as one BET’S Top MC’s and MC Lyte has also given Mae Day her seal of approval saying, “Nobody is messing with Mae Day, she’s in a class all by herself”.



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More than a performance, OuterSpaces is an experience. Featuring the spitfire wordplay of Invincible (Detroit), the soul-stirring spoken word of Climbing PoeTree (Brooklyn), and the irrepressible flow and flavor of Las Krudas (Havana). Audiences will step into a parallel universe where possibilities are endless. Invincible’s impeccable lyricism decodes complex truths of power and politics, and the science of social change. Climbing PoeTree’s compelling cadence stretches the mind and expands the heart on the edge of outrage and inspiration. And Las Krudas twist fierce feminist hip hop and afro-cuban flavors to uplift a message that makes movement irresistible. Accompanying the wordplay of these 5 dynamic performers is stunning video projection, beat boxing (human breath pounding out rhythms on mics, pan flutes, and bottles), hand-made music boxes, and cutting edge instrumentation. In every tour stop, the artists create intentional spaces that not only lift consciousness around social and political issues, but also expand audiences’ capacity to imagine another world.


Rising like the sun and shining just as bright, Lola Valley is the dawn of an original sound. Widely respected in the industry, Detroit is known for producing cutting-edge talent and top-notch musicianship. With its mix of dirty funk, soulful R&B, clever hip-hop, and melodic alternative rock, Lola Valley lives up to that reputation and reminds us why Detroit has earned the name Motown. Lola Valley is a colorful group of diverse, multi-talented women coming together to produce a rainbow of sound. Drawing from a wide variety of influences such as Lauryn Hill, Billie Holiday, Parliament, Frank Zappa, Outkast, TOOL, and Metallica, these ladies make beautiful music rooted in individuallity. Each member contributes her unique element to the sound. Lola Valley blends these energies and influences, trancending age, race, and genres to create an entirely new aural experience for the 21st century. Aggressive vocals mixed with insightful lyrics attack your conciousness, touching on all subjects from the political to the struggles and joys of all types of relationships. Backed by organic music that helps drive the emotion home, no matter who you are, Lola Valley is playing your song… With their distintive hooks, eclectic look, uncompromising musicianship, unique songwriting, and compelling live show, Lola Valley ignites a stage. Classy and sexy, the integrity, intensity and mysterious sensuality of Lola Valley will make you glad to be a man and proud to be a women. Lola Valley is the new soul of the Motor City… ..
Members: MonicaBlaire: Vocals/ percussion… Emily Rogers: Bass/ oboe / Percussion… Sarah Reznich: Guitar/ Bass / Keys… Aisha Ellis: Drums / Percussion… Angelica Moross: Keys/ Vocals…



Detroit’s breakout female DJ, DJ XO, releases her debut mixtape Pink Holiday catered to the ladies with a splash of flavor for the sophisticated contemporary cosmopolitan women! Pink Holiday- Ladies Night Edition features tracks from Front Paije, Ella and Rosie, Lady Te, Selena Jordan, DollHouse, Keely, LaBritney, Chris Brown, Fabolous, Lil Wayne, Joe Budden, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Rihanna, Juicy J, Cassie, Trina, Lola Monroe, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, and Tiara Thomas. Booking information: DJXO313@gmail.com

B-Girl Mary “MaMa‘” Marmaryhardcore

Reppin Hardcore Detroit Crew. Hardcore Detroit@ has expanded worldwide and consists of talented individuals who love music and the arts. Hardcore Detroit® has been providing professional urban dance entertainment since 2001. Not only was Hardcore Detroit® voted Best Dance Company by Real Detroit Readers’ Poll in 2010, Hardcore is highly recognized throughout the Metro Detroit Area and beyond as THE dance entertainment to perform at your event. With explosive dance moves and awesome showmanship, Hardcore Detroit® always delivers.

Mahogany Jones


Mahogany Jones’s experience in Hip-hop began in New York under the tutelage of Toni Blackman’s FreeStyle Union. This mentorship led to competing on BET’s 106 and Park Freestyle Fridays, where she left her mark as a 4x undefeated champion in 2001. It also opened doors to share stages with such notables as Dead Pres, Rah Digga, The Roots, India.Arie, Gil Scott Heron, Talib Kweli, and Kem. ​

In 2004, the New Yorker made Metro-Detroit her home and began recording with The Yuinon, appearing on 4 compilation albums (The Prequel, Genocide, H.E.R Project, and The Sequel), and released her own album, Morphed, with Ron Lee of “What’s the Irony Productions, the creative force behind her soon to be released collaborative project, Pure.

Mahogany Jones also assumed the role of a community leader, using hip-hop to mentor Detroit’s youth multiple times a week with The Yuinon, Mahogany is a co-organizer and Host of the Foundation of 5eGallery.






Her music is a reflection of her city (Detroit) and the best it has to offer complete with emotion and urban innovation. The purpose of her music is to blend and mix all genres of music that have influenced her. By doing so she hopes to introduce different styles and rhythms to an audience that otherwise would not have acquired these sounds on their own.
She was honored with svmixradio.com 2012 Female Performance Artist Of The Year!
In 2010 Deidre D.S.SENSE Smith founded Glomboy Productions “Because Good People Deserve Good Music” TM as an additional avenue to promote and produce music/concert events, advertise artist and businesses that compliment their brand, showcase music, artist, and concerts to a broader range of audiences who otherwise would not have access to their underground existence.
Deidre D.S.SENSE Smith presents her newest project “SPACE AUDISSEY”.


Encouraged by her mother, Insite began writing rhymes reflective of her daily experiences. Crafting rhymes addressing a myriad of topics, Insite has literally sought to incite a riot in the minds and hearts of all who listen. “Insite basically means to encourage or urge on, stimulate or prompt to action. A riot is simply a brilliant display or an unbridled outbreak. Basically the music is a call to action. That action may be getting involved in your community or just believing in your dreams.” After a stint with the underground hip hop collective U.G.I.N.C, Insite began performing as a solo artist.




Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, ‘NiqueLoveRhodes is a hip-hop artist that provides social commentary and inspirational messages with every song that she writes. This can be seen in all of her songs such as “In Your Eyes,” “Rise Up,” and “Love Heals All.” ‘NiqueLoveRhodes is an artist that not only speaks to her audience but speaks with and for her audience as many recognize themselves in her lyrics. With what she calls third way music, ‘Nique creates feel good music that is universal yet subversively thought provoking.

‘Nique has a sincere passion to ignite positive change, provoke critical thinking, and challenge and inspire a generation of people through all that she does. With this passion, ‘Nique has expanded beyond the realm of music as she is a social activist, youth advocate, and motivational speaker. ‘Nique is also the Founder and CEO of Speak Out Loud Entertainment (a socially conscious entertainment company and artist collective) and Third Way Movement (an urban youth and community outreach organization).