The all woman Rap squad CREW GRRL ORDER is on a mission in November. The 3 vocalists PAYN , RETINA , and the newest addition CLEO JONES have set 2009 to be the true year in launching the SHE Movement in hip hop music. First the completion of ALL BETS ARE OFF the album set for worldwide release in Womens' Month in March 2009. The single of the same name is guest starred by the one and the only MC LYTE. The albums music is spearheaded by longtime producers WHITFIELD PAYNE and EARNEST ROBINSON their manager. MS EBONEE has left because of personal business , but the door is open for any future possibilities and is still featured within the album.
As of this writing the group is finishing up the historic song 'First Lady' which combines the 20th anniversary of QUEEN LATIFAHs Ladies First' with the inspiring story of the nations first black first lady MICHELLE OBAMA. The song is also produced by the legendary DJ JOHNNY 'JUICE' ROSADO. To be released on SLAMjamz next week as a free download and itunes upon inauguration JAN 20th.
The weekend of November 14th and the 15th , the SHE Movement moves forward full blast for setting up 2009. Originally the weekend was set up around a live performance along with MC LYTE at Valley State Womens Prison in Chowchilla California on the afternoon of November 15th. There was high anticipation. The warden unfortunately declined to sign off in the last hours. In its place is a Womens Empowerment Community conference concert in OAKLAND same day, same time at the EAST SIDE ALLIANCE CENTER.
The weekend starts Friday NOV 14th with a photo session at the Golden Gate Bridge in SF shot by photographer JENESSA NYE. Then afterwards CGO plays the GREEN FESTIVAL in San Francisco with Chuck D in a 15 minute performance in front of thousands. The following day video work in SF as documented and shot by SLAMjamz visual collaborators DAVID 'CDOC' SNYDER and BRIAN TIMMONS. Along with extra shooting by JOSEPH 'TIRADE' HOWSE (who by the way will be shooting some footage for the upcoming SLAM digital LOWdown 09 release).
After the performance at EAST SIDE ARTS ALLIANCE which will also be visited by MC LYTE., CREW GRRL ORDER will play The UPTOWN Nightclub located in downtown Oakland located at 1928 Telegraph Street. Doors open at 9:00 pm
Performances starts at 10:15 pm
On the bill includes , SLAMjamz own JAHI, South African MC EYEZON, SUGA T,The legendary SPICE 1 1 and CHUCK D on the hosting tip.
The beginning of the SHE Movement in Hip Hop is now.