Mic Check: A Conversation with Bahamadia
To celebrate Hip-Hop History Month 2018, we welcome Hip-Hop royalty Bahamadia to the Music District on Friday, November 9. Veteran hip-hop journalist Kyle Eustice (Wax Poetics, The Source, HipHopDX, Vice), will moderate the conversation.
Music District Mic Check invites you to go behind-the-scenes and beyond the music with intimate conversations featuring some of your favorite musicians and industry insiders.
This event is free, all ages, and open to the public, RSVP is required, seating is first-come, first served.
Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Free with RSVP
This event is part of Hip-Hop History Month at the Music District. Check out our other events on our events calendar. Hip-Hop History Month is brought to you in collaboration with the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District and the Downtown Artery.
Bahamadia (Philadephia, Pennsylvania)
As a visionary, multidisciplinary innovator and creator, Bahamadia is an artist whose body of work embodies quality over quantity. Though her skills as an MC are what first elevated her to prominence, she has since led a multi-decade career extending well beyond a microphone. Also a producer, record-label owner, radio personality, fashion guru and mentor, she is celebrated as a truly authentic maverick in an era of over-saturation and mass-produced content.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the trailblazer’s LP Kollage remains a hallmark of uncompromised authenticity; it stands today as an unadulterated example of what happens when a multifaceted artist remains true to an original and powerful voice. Though cherished for her universal and multicultural appeal, Bahamadia has never swayed from being a staunch proponent of individualism.
A maverick since the earliest days of her career, she pioneered the concept of creative control for women in the industry. Today, her music remains a progressive audible montage rooted in traditional hip-hop fundamentals, honesty, substance and quality. Her presence as an influencer and taste-maker in hip-hop is evidenced in the direct roles she played in fostering the careers of esteemed artists such as DJ Drama, Jedi Mind Tricks,Talib Kweli to name a few.
A self-described techie, Bahamadia extended her prolific production skills through her Dialed Up series, a collection of beat tapes made entirely on an iPhone. She credits an impulsive need to create as driving force behind her decades-long career, during which time she has led the charge in founding a record label focused primarily on the creative pursuits of women in hip-hop culture, B-Girl Records.
As for the future, Bahamadia looks forward to facilitating creative workshops, developing her body of work as a music producer and establishing herself as a project coordinator. With more installments of Dialed Up in the works, she is poised to release new music soon. Ultimately, the expansion of her B-GIRL RECORDS brand is a top priority, as is the continued realization of her mantra: Create the reality you LOVE +++
To find out more about Bahamadia’s work, visit www.BGIRLRECORDS.com and follow her on FB, Twitter and Instagram.