How did you come up with the idea to have an all female emcee show?
The music industry has always been interested in the men. Everywhere you go you can find male hip hop and R&B. I was doing a lot of complaining and he probably got tired of hearing it so he said, “You know what, I’m going to give you your own show. Let’s do a female show.” He saw the rapport I had with the artists. A lot of us had done previous shows together so we already knew each other. They have watched me grow and I’ve watched them grow. They are my babies! We all keep in touch. Now we’re all together. We are at Riley’s Sports Bar and there are 14 acts.
Is this the first all female show in San Diego?
This is Beatshop Production’s first female show. I’ve been in an all female show before. Victor Ortiz had a First Lady’s Show in December 2010 but then there was nothing else for females.
Was it easy to put the show together?
The first thing I did was get online and started blabbing because that’s what I do, I can talk! Next thing I knew I had 29 females contacting me and that was just on Facebook. There’s a lot of women out there that want to be heard and they haven’t been heard.
What’s the line-up going to look like tonight?
Well, I’m a singer. There is going to be a mixture, it’s predominately hip hop but there will be some R&B. A lot of our hip hop artists sing as well, they are multi-talented.
We’re ALL headliners! This is our Diva night. We’re going to walk down the red carpet and show San Diego what our swag looks like.
What is your advantage to ensure you put on successful female shows?
I’m a female artist. I have the ability to bring to other artists a place to perform. I’m not going to keep this to myself I am going to share it with my girlfriends. I’m networking and meeting a lot of people. I met you. This is beautiful.
What is the future of your all female show?
By the end of this year we’re going to have to have a bigger venue. I think we are going to have something like the House of Blues. We may collab with the men and have a battle of the mics. We definitely know that we need the men’s support. I don’t think they know what’s going on with the ladies in hip hop.
Have you been given support outside of Beatshop Production?
Yes, women are very positive but I have to admit, I was surprised at the amount of support I am continuing to receive. A woman that I’ve never met called me and told me that she heard what I was doing and that she is going to try to come out to my show. She changed her Facebook profile picture to my flier. I don’t know how to explain how excited I am, I’m bubbling over. I’m tickled pink and I believe that this is going to turn into something bigger and before you know it, we’re going to have to do this every week.
Is it a 21+ show?
If a woman wants to perform at your show what should they do?
Contact me @ http://www.facebook.com/mzchief1.
*Side note. I asked MzChief how many people did she expect to support her first show and she roughly estimated 50 people. She was pleasantly mistaken. I left early and there was standing room only by 11pm.
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