mahogany-jones-biopicMahogany Jones (MC), is a recording and performance artist, arts advocate, community activist and educator. Named the only four-time undefeated Champion of BET’s 106 & Park “Freestyle Fridays” in 2001, Jones set about establishing herself as an emcee with a cause appearing on over 30 albums.

In 2012, Jones became an international artist when she was selected by the U.S. State Department to serve as an official hip-hop Ambassador to five nations in Africa. She has since served in Iraq, Kurdistan, Sudan, Brazil, and Haiti.

The native New Yorker is also a writer-in-residence for Detroit’s largest literary arts education nonprofit, InsideOut, and is a facilitator of hip-hop based prevention programming with non-profit organization The Yunion. In addition to teaching, mentoring and recording, Jones serves as weekly host and organizer of 5e Gallery’s The Foundation open-mic.

Her latest album, PURE, is dedicated to the healing and empowerment of women.

Mahogany was on Team Bosnia & Herzegovina/Montenegro.