It started out as a simple interview with Klevah in The News-Gazette… Where we learned she is the MC, designer, and bar manager at The Canopy Club, and also performs/organizes The Culture, an open mic event for our local hip hop scene. We immediately were hooked and wanted to know more…


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What are you grateful for today?
The possibilities of tomorrow.

Tell us about one of your friends and what you love about her.
My girl Saleema. I love her because no matter how hard or complex her exterior, her loyalty to her family and friends is unmatched. I appreciate her for her honesty and practicality.

Describe one of the best days of your life.
My 25th Birthday on May 24th I celebrated at the Summer Camp Music Festival through performance & shared it with friends, fans and my father. It began with a 2am performance in the woods where we camped. We set up a PA system, DJ Booth, drums & bass guitar and played for everyone who passed through that night. I spent the rest of that day with libations, meeting summer campers, having water guns fights and ended the evening with a staged performance in front of a completely new crowd. My dad interrupted my performance, singing happy birthday with the crowd. I partied until the sun came up & fell in love.

What’s the best lesson you learned from your mother/grandmother?
To forgive & give.

We’re all unique. What is your special gift?
Healing through emceeing.

What could women be doing to make their community a better place?
Continue taking leadership roles & being visible/supportive to other women—we should be creating together across our respective fields.

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
I would utilize every platform and opportunity to exhibit my emcee skills and speak out against bullshit. Every.

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