Lino “Leanski” Delgado (Dancer) is a dancer from Boston, Massachusetts with over 30 years of experience in his field. A co-founder of the Floorlords Crew, Leanski has organized and performed in various theatrical productions and public events, including the City of Boston’s Peace Hip Hop Festival at City Hall Plaza. He has appeared in dance performances on both television and film alongside Madonna, Run DMC, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliot.
Michael “ADUM⁷” Dottin (Beatmaker) is a New York based record producer, MC, visual artist, and entrepreneur.
As a touring musician, Michael has had the opportunity to do sponsored performances in Panama and Japan. As an entrepreneur, he helped found the “Grassroots Artists MovEment” G.A.ME, which helps provide the local hip-hop community with free healthcare, dental, and legal advice and will be one of the supporting producers of Brooklyn’s “Black Vegfest” in August of 2018.
Michael also releases music and secures creative opportunities as “Kreative Kaiju” and “MANAFEST VISION MEDIA LLC”: companies of which he is the founder and CEO.
Aisha Fukushima (MC) is a Singer, Speaker, Educator, and activist in Oakland, California. Fukushima founded “RAPtivism” (Rap Activism): a hip hop project spanning 20 countries and four continents focused on freedom and justice efforts. She is a multilingual, multiracial African American Japanese woman who has done lectures and performances in the United States, France, Morocco, Japan, Germany, England, South Africa, Senegal, India, and Denmark. Fukushima’s ‘RAPtivism’ work has been featured by Oprah Magazine, TEDx, KQED Public Television, The Seattle Times, TV 2M Morocco, The Bangalore Mirror, HYPE, South Africa’s #1 Hip Hop Magazine, and others.
As a public speaker, Fukushima combines the art of performance and lecture. In her speeches she links the themes of hip hop culture, global citizenship, empowerment, feminism, and cultural activism with live musical performances. She was the first non-Native person to deliver a keynote address at Montana’s 2012 “Schools of Promise” Conference for Indigenous youth and has presented at Stanford University, the National Conference On Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) conferences, Yale Law School, TEDxSitka, TEDxWhitman, TEDxUWCCR, Conscious Company’s Women Changing The World Summit, and Osaka University.
“Princess Cut” (DJ) is a world-traveled DJ operating out of Atlanta Georgia. Her “Princess Cut” work represents her love for Pop/Euro/Dance music, while her “Sweetbox Jones” persona is all about Hip-Hop: mainstream, old school, Southern and underground. Her mixing skills have often been used by clothing retailers in their promotional materials, and she has been featured in digital and print publications including Black Enterprise, VIBE, Upscale, Jezebel, Hip-Hop Weekly, Rolling Out, Creative Loafing, Madame Noire and Mandatory Business. As an activist she has worked with organizations such as The Steve Harvey Foundation, Usher’s “New Look” Foundation, and various outreach programs that target disenfranchised youth, particularly young women.
Mahogany 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.