Ep. 6 Mahogany Jones: Swirling Arts, Education and Activism
Recording and performance artist, educator, and activist Mahogany Jones’s career is distinguished by titles. Mahogany Jones harnesses the true power of music to uplift the spirit, body, and soul and educate the masses. A sensational performer and lyrical powerhouse, Mahogany embodies Hip Hop, femininity, spirituality, and passion in each commanding performance.
The 4x Undefeated BET’s 106 & Park “Freestyle Fridays” champion has gone on to headline in over 13 countries on four continents as an official U.S. music ambassador. As a Hip-Hop activist, she launched A PURE Movement to empower women and girls and confront violence against women. Most recently Mahogany was named a 2016 Kresge Arts Fellow.
In her career, Mahogany has now released 3 full-length albums and has been featured on over 30 compilations, Mixtapes and CDs. She was able to achieve all of the feats listed above, while still taking the time to give back to the future leaders in music, as facilitator for one of Detroit’s largest literary arts non- profits, Inside Out, an adjunct instructor at the Detroit Institute of Music, as well as a lead facilitator for Detroit non profit, the Yuinon, and is a proud member of the Foundation- a women in Hip-Hop collective based in Detroit.
Mahogany has graced stages with such greats as Gil Scott Heron, Talib Kweli, KEM, Rah Digga, India.Arie, The Roots, and Jessica care Moore. Most recently, she was billed alongside Grammy Award-winning rapper, Rapsody, at the much publicized and successful, Foundation Women in Hip Hop Concert, which was apart of Detroit’s first Women in Hip Hop Conference.