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Gig Alert: Invincible

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Invincible
"Detroit Summer"
Playing on Wednesday at Joe's Pub
(425 Lafayette St., East Village)
Get: Tickets ($15) | Directions 

Detroit’s Invincible made her debut in 2008, but the rapper started writing lyrics at age 9. The emcee and activist sees her music as her art as well as an engine to empower others and drive social change.

On Wednesday night, Invincible takes the stage at Joe's Pub as part of the “Toshi Reagon Presents Gold Folk: Women of Hip Hop” show along with Reina Williams, DJ Reborn, The Ladies of MAWU, and fellow Anomolies hip-hop collective members Pri the Honey Dark, Helixx and Big Tara.

Before the show, download Invincible’s “Detroit Summer,” an ode to The D in the sunny season. Also check out her documentary short on the European leg of a multi-generational female emcee hip-hop show called "We-B Girlz." The 17-minute video features interviews and show footage of hip-hop greats Roxanne Shanté and Bahamadia alongside emerging artists DJ Shortee, Eternia and Stacy Epps on their 2009 tour. 

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john from office

I just heard the promo for this segment and have to ask the question, when will white media stop giving Hip Hop and its proformers political importance. It is music, if that and mumbled at best. It is insulting to "People Of Color" that political or social meaning is given to what amounts to entertainment.

When will we get the show on the effect of Do Wop on the political world of the 50s or on Klesmer music and its political importance to Jews, it will never happen. But some illiterate, mumbling into a microphone is given importance by shows like this. This "artist" will end up in the same dust bin as Sista Soldier, another "important voice of the community" given importance by white main stream media. Why does the media allow the least educated to speak for people of color??, it is not done to other groups. Be it Chuck D, P Ditty, Rev Al, Jesse Jackson, Ice Cube, I can go on and on.

May. 16 2012 08:09 AM

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