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The Conjure and Be Connected Present HERstory: A Night of Black Femmes in Hip Hop (Pt 1)

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

We’re only a few days away from HERStory: A Night of Black Femmes in Hip Hop, presented by The Conjure and Be Connected. The show will consist of nine underground artists from both the Bull and Oak Cities. There will be a cypher encouraging femme hip hop artists to showcase their talents. The night will be hosted by Angel Dozier, and will be capped off with an afterparty featuring DJ Gemynii. Earlier this month, the “moon” shined its light over a small part of downtown. Now’s the time for local stars to takeover Pinhook for one dynamic, unforgettable night.

Featured Artists:

Lena Jackson

"Lena Jackson is an award nominated hip-hop artist hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina. Born and raised in poverty stricken neighborhoods, Lena grew up with music as her main source of comfort, and writing as her therapy. Jackson started penning poetry as a child, but in her early teens became intrigued by rap cipher sessions she would see in school cafeterias. Her obsession with hip-hop inspired her to exchange poetry stanzas for rap bars, and sharpen her craft as a hungry emcee." -

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Raleigh native Zen, formally Zen So Fly has spent the last couple of years seeing her career steadily climbing. She's become a household name at Hopscotch Music Festival, opening for big names such as Rapsody in 2017, and most recently opening for Tierra Whack in Chapel Hill. Her sound ranges from electronic to soul/r&b to ambient.

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Album Review, Sunflowers, Zensofly, The Durham Beat


"As an artist, Mendouga's tagline is "I sing for immigrant women with American degrees and bottom grillz." This isn't about an image. It's rooted in her reality, and just one example of a multilayered femininity that's fluid, strong, and complicatedand finally being celebrated in pop culture, especially in music, from Cardi B to Solange." - Mballa Mendouga, aka M8ALLA, Makes a Powerful Mission Statement After Family Trauma and Heartbreak, IndyWeek

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