"I want to address issues that affect the development of people and their perception of life, love, their purpose and worth."
Integrity, character and patience are qualities Under5ive believe are greater than having great talent. She desires to infuse those principles to the listener.
"I'm not out to be the tightest rapper. My goal is to deliver timeless music." #mkeRiSE
Why I Started...
It wasn’t until the late 1980's did Under5ive develop the desire to start rapping. She smiled and reminisced, “I was watching TV when Queen Latifah’s video came on. It was the song U.N.I.T.Y. That blew me out the water. I couldn’t believe it. She was a female flowin’ so tight and at the same time she was talking about something. That changed my whole perspective of rap and what it could be used to do. Not only that, but it gave me the courage to believe I could write my own raps.”
Currently Working On...
Under5ive is currently working on releasing new content every 5th of the month. From music to clothing, she has been pressing to stay in a creative mindset since returning March 2017.
"I've been gone for so long, when I re-introduce my music to people I'm trying to come out swinging. This time around I'm giving music all I've got. I will not hold back on delivery, skill or my ablility to convey different concepts in witty ways that provoke the listener to think once my record has stopped playing."
Under5ive has graced the stages of:
*Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Summer Fest Grounds
*African World Festival
*Wisconsin State Fair stages
Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan: Collaborated with Valerie Daniels-Carter at the 2006 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in
One of the opening acts for Smokie Norful and Shirley Ceaser during the NAACP’s 96th Annual Convention held in Milwaukee
Her 2004 Single, “Make Daddy Proud”, captured the attention of Minister Melvin Hood and Doc Love, disc jockeys from Milwaukee’s FM station V100.7 #1 for Hip Hop, R&B and Gospel. The single received air play on Doc Love’s Heat from the Streetz. Minister Melvin Hood did a interview with Under5ive and a world premier of the single which found its way in heavy rotation on his show, Love & Devotion.