HOPS … is all we gotta say, the rest speaks for its self.
You may remember her soft-as-silk flow during her days with Digable Planets, when “Rebirth of Slick” (Cool Like Dat) was a favorite during Hip Hop’s zenith.
Ladybug Mecca has been in the process of developing her first solo album, “Trip the Light Fantastic” and has recently reunited with her former group members to drop a third Digable Planets album.
How does music from Ladybug differ from that of the Digable Planets era?
Well, first of all, Digable Planets was Digable Planets, which was three members. Ladybug is just Ladybug, I chose the music, I produced the music, I wrote all of the lyrics, so its just my interpretation, its my voice, versus a group. Also, versus having a label pick and choose and say yeah we want this record, no we don’t want this record, I don’t have that burden, I don’t have that annoyance. Gave me the freedom to do what I want to do. Also, in speaking about Ladybugs voice, back then I was a 17, 18, 19, 20 year old,. I was just a baby, I was just following the universe, following the wind, I don’t know how I got there. It was really just in the hands of the creator, now its different, I’m a woman, I handle my sh*t, I’ve experienced life, I’m a woman, a mother, an indigenous woman who knows what’s up, knows the bullsh*t, ,knows what’s real, that’s how I live my life.
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DJ Zita & La Pena present the 5th Semi-Annual
Fly Ladies Reppin the 4 Elements of Hip Hop
Sat. June 2, 2012 @ La Pena, Berkeley
Since its inception, Hip-Hop has spotlighted voices and movements of resistance. However, at times it has been used as a patriarchal tool for oppression. QUEENDOM seeks to reverse that by placing women at the center of this art form. Witness this all-female show as the ladies of hip-hop represent all 4 elements – graf writing, breakin’, MCing & DJing – as they always have.
Miss Marianna (Sacramento)
Mamaz: Aima the Dreamer and Persia
Bay Area Steppers
& surprise guests
Hostess: Aima the Dreamer
Vendors: Femme Arts Collective
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck @ Woolsey
9pm-12am, All Ages
$10 Presale & Students w/ ID, $12 Door
Amandalynn gets ready for the Flora Fauna Art Show at Cassel Gallery:
If you are in the Bay- you can’t miss this event: on June 9th, tons of talented men and women are showing off their stuff at Cassel Gallery in San Fran. Among them, is the show curator: Amandalynn. She is known for her detailed and unmistakably stylish paintings of strong, beautiful, sexy women. Get a sneak peak at some of her work for the show right here.
We are so excited to share with you our first crew Art Show! We will also be painting a wall in Seattle day after the show check our Facebook and Twitter for more info. Hope to see you there!
Check out the Bherd Gallery BHERD STUDIOS
The closing reception Fri, July 13th.
A first look. Lady Mags is experimenting with some watercolor abstracts. Inspired by the patterns that rocks, water, and summer sunlight bring on, here are some details.