Volumes Presents: Queens of Hip Hop
Minnie Lea, Feel Jas, Ke Turner, Dione Ponders and Keisha Genae, Torie Raven
Mon · April 23, 2018
Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:30 pm
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.georgiatheatre.com/event/1654631/
This gave her a strong foundation that would later serve her well when it came to crafting metaphors, similes, and thesaurus scrolling wordplay. Her love for MC Lyte as well as other notable female emcees like Roxanne Shante, Nikki D & Antoinette, would let her know that being an unstoppable estrogen filled force behind the microphone was completely possible.
She honed her skills by participating in many ciphers and open mics where she gained many listeners and a strong buzz throughout Hampton Roads. This lead to her joining an all-female group called ‘Gypcees’ where she went under the moniker ‘Ghagged’. They garnered a lot of attention on the east coast and opened up for an array of artists from Redman, Wyclef to the Roots to name a few. They also worked with notable producers such as Joe City, Pete Twist, Nottz and Superb where people are still discovering their classic records to this day.
After the group disbanded she began her solo journey eventually relocating to Atlanta, GA where she performs and records new music on a regular. She has also connected with an arts guild called ‘Fresh & Local’ which is a collective of creatives and like-minded individuals that collaborate on a consistent basis.
Aside from steadily working on her craft, Ke also helps manage an online radio station called OYL (Out Your League Radio).
This allows her to spin upcoming artists and provide a platform for those who have their own podcasts.
Ke’s sound remains nostalgic yet very refreshing. She doesn’t like being put into a box but believes that staying true to the roots of boombap and having bars is what continues to open up the doors for her. Ke Turner is an artist that wants to see the balance come back into the mainstream and her goal is to help make that manifest.
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