"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...
From writing poetry to writing raps... Writing, in general, was Under5ive's gateway to healing.
The late 1980's era developed the desire for her 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. From music to clothing to creative videos, she has been intentionally staying in a creative mindset since returning March 2017.
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.