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 and gracing stages with such greats as Gil Scot Heron, Talib Kweli, KEM, Rah Digga, India.Arie, The Roots, Jessica Care Moore, Rapsody and many others.
2012 marked the transition of Jones into an international artist when she selected by the U.S. State Department to serve as an official Hip Hop Ambassador to 5 nations in Africa. She has since been invited to over 11 nations including Bermuda, Bosnia, Brazil, Finland, France, Iraq, Montenegro, Sudan, and Turkmenistan.
The native New Yorker remains deeply entrenched in activism and arts education. She is currently a writer-in-residence with InsideOut and an instructor with D.I.M.E. (Detroit Institute of Musical Education). In addition, Mahogany leveraged her 2014 release, “PURE,” to spearhead aPUREmovement in response to society’s mistreatment of women with her own media, events and campaigns.
Mahogany’s next album, “Sugar Water,” drops August 2016 and has already been praised as “[the] best production I’ve heard on a 2016 release to date,” by WDET’s New Soul Sunday’s host Nick Austin. Sugar Water is an ode to Hip-Hop, heavily infused with soul music, that doesn’t play it safe or bashful with Mahogany’s storytelling and wordplay prowess.