Mahogany Jonz

Mahogany Jonz

 Southfield, Michigan, USA
SoloHip HopSpoken Word

True to the original 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 composition 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 with the likes of Saul Williams, Mums the Schemer, Sarah Jones, and several others. From then on she took theater classes

Biography

Mahogany Jones is a lyrical force, hailed internationally for her work, as a recording and performance artist, arts advocate, community activist and educator.
Named the only four time undefeated Champion of BET’s 106 & Park “Freestyle Fridays” in 2001, Jones set about establishing herself as an emcee with a cause appearing on over 30 albums and gracing stages with such greats as Gil Scot Heron, Talib Kweli, KEM, Rah Digga, India.Arie, The Roots, Jessica Care Moore and many others.
2012 marked the transition of Jones into an international artist when she selected by the U.S. State Department to serve as an official Hip Hop Ambassador to 5 nations in Africa. She has since served in Iraq, Kurdistan, Sudan, Brazil, and Haiti.
The native New Yorker is also a writer-in-residence for Detroit’s largest literary arts education nonprofit, InsideOut and is a facilitator of hip-hop based prevention programming with the non-profit, The Yuinon.
In addition to teaching, mentoring and recording, Jones serves as weekly host and organizer of 5e Gallery's The Foundation open-mic. Her latest album, PURE, is due out February 4, 2014 and is dedicated to the healing and empowerment of women. 

Discography

The Prequal- Yuinon Records-2004
Genocide-Yuinon Records-2006
The H.E.R. Project- Yuinon Records2005
Genocide reloaded- Yuinon Records-Fall' 2007
Holy Hip Hop vol.3: Takin' it to the streets- EMI/Holy Hip Hop Records- 2005
The Restoration Process- A.O.N- Yuinon Records- 2005