the hype is building!
from the startribune -
LADIES IN DA HOUSE
> Wednesday's "Commingle" fashion, art and music show at the Fine Line
> sounds like a lively affair, but it's also a fundraiser for an
> upcoming event that really has people talking: the B-Girl Be Summit.
> Planned for June at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, the festival will
> be an all-female hip-hop showcase. If you know anything about
> mainstream hip-hop, you know that women have mostly been relegated to
> dancing behind some ugly guy rapper and acting as if he's hotter than
> diamond bling. B-Girl Be will fight the trend via female rappers, DJs,
> artists, poets, filmmakers and leaders.
> "Our hopes are to involve as many women from the hip-hop community as
> possible," said spoken-word artist and chief B-Girl Desdamona, who
> helped curate the women's nights in Intermedia's "Encyclopedia of
> Hip-Hop Evolution" series.
> Those nights proved to be some of the most popular in the series and
> set the summit in motion.
> For now, the work is mostly in fundraising and getting the word out.
> Wednesday's show will feature "urban-inspired" fashion and art and
> performances by Delicious Venom, Jistoray and Desdamona (7:30 p.m.,
> $12-$15). Look for other events and ways to support the summit soon.
> Meanwhile, one of the rising women in the local scene, poet and rapper
> Dessa, celebrates the release of her Doomtree CD, "False Hopes," with
> Cecil Otter at the Triple Rock on Saturday (5 and 10 p.m.).