Mahogany Jones

Mahogany Jones

BandHip HopSpoken Word

The Mahogany Jones blend of Hip-Hop is one-quarter of 70's soulful, one-half measure of new millienium, two heaps of "food for thought", and a sprinkle of "feel good" that when all mixed together makes delicious ear candy that's skillfully delivered and 100% Christ centered.

Biography

True to the orginal form of Hip- Hop, Mahogany Jones began as a poet. Raised in Mt. Vernon, New York, it was from the age of thirteen she began to compile hundreds of poems scribbled in compostion notebooks. It wasn't until 96', during her first year of college, that in a small cafe called the Brooklyn Moon, that she began to hone the art of the Spoken Word by sharing mics wth the likes of Saul Williams, Mums the Schemer, Sarah Jones, and several others.

From then on she took theater classes, read countless poetry books, and in addition thrived on the poetic genius of em-cees from the underground. Livin' in the heart of BK and being the avant garde village rat she was is what introduced her to J-Live, the Arsonist, Breeze Evaflowin', The Juggaknots and a slew of emcee's whose verbal dexterity was deadly. Mahogany states "I caught the bug- It was my dream to rock the mic."

In 2000 she became a member of Toni Blackman's ("Hip-Hop Ambassador"/Activist) Freestyle Union and with a rigorous diet of weekly freestyle session, accountabilty meetings and movement training an em-cee was born.

Through it all there was still something missing, a void, and in that same year Jesus Christ filled it. It was in 2001, right before the rise of Poster Boy and Jin, that Mahogany Jones, a timid, 5'11 wordsmith would go to win B.E.T's "Freestyle Friday's" battle competion and come out a four time Champion and do so in the name of Christ.

Now an active member of Holy Hip-Hop's movement, The Yuinon, the only battling she is interested in is battling the degregation, mindless instant gratification, and poverty mentality that's suffocating Hip-Hop today.
Her travels as both a spoken word artist and em-cee have taken her throughout the U.S. and have allowed her to grace stage line-ups with Dead Prez, The Roots, India Arie,and many others.

Along with producer, I-ron-ic- Lee, the two are currently working on completing Mahogany's debut full length project, "Good Times: Chronicles of a Humble Beginning".

Discography

"Turn to the Sun", The Prequel (Yuinon Records)

"Manifesto", The H.E.R. Project (Yuinon Records)

"Blessings" (feat. Mahogany Jones, Sista Dee, Shekinah, and E.P. the Energy Provider), The H.E.R. Project (Yuinon Records)

-"Beauty Party" (feat. Toni Blackman), The Majesticons: Beauty Party

The songs "Blessings" and "Manifesto" are getting airplay.

Set List

My usual set is anywhere from 15 min. to a half-hour.
15-18 min set
L.I.F.E.- 3 min.
Holdin' On- 4 min.
Memories- 4 min.
Manifesto- 3.00 min.
( with conversation in between)

25 min. set
Accapella verse- 1.30 min.
LIFE-3.30 min.
Holdin' On- 4 min.
Acceleration-3.30 min.
interact with audience- 1-2 min.
Memories-3.30 min.
Running( spoken word piece)-2 min.
Joker's Wild-3.30 min.
No Breaks- 2.30-3 min.