In this video we feature Miz Korona, a co-host of our “I Do Mind Dying” event last Summer. In addition to co-hosting the I Do Mind Dying: Live Action Mixtape, Miz Korona also shared this personal gem titled “Everyday Struggles.” In it she rhymes candidly about growing up in Detroit and paints a vivid picture of the city. She ends with a long dedication list of recently gained ancestors, followed by these words of wisdom: “I know it’s hard right now Detroit- but we’re gonna persevere through all the adversity.”
This video of Miz Korona is produced by Emergence Media, filmed and edited by Tim Jagielo.
Emergence presented the "I Do Mind Dying" Live Action Mixtape on July 19, 2014 at Detroit's New Center Park. The event was hosted by and featured performances from Invincible, Miz Korona, and Tunde Olaniran.
Miz Korona is a born and raised Detroiter with a no-holds-barred approach to emceeing. She comes from a family of Detroit musicians. Her father was a member of 70’s R&B group The Floaters. He wanted her to sing, but she decided to rhyme as a way to express her stories and innovate the art form she grew up listening to, “If you stand firm, you make people pay attention. It’s about being assertive and letting your voice come out.” She has earned undeniable respect as a lyricist since first freestyling on the school bus, and since has gone on to smashing stages around the world. Miz Korona has opened up for hip-hop icons including Scarface and Run-DMC, and freestyled alongside Eminem and Xzibit in the blockbuster film 8 Mile.
Her namesake, Korona, references the outer perimeter of the sun, and she shines in her many endeavors, most recently on her self released debut album The Injection (2010), and mixtape Dope Muzik (2009). Upcoming projects include a collaborative album and tour with Finale and others on a France based Detroit hip-hop project, and her sophomore solo project, Sealy Posturpedic: The Most Slept On. In addition to making music she is also an event producer and host with a long track record including The Sleepover event showcase, and hosting music events of the Allied Media Conference for several years.
Gayelynn McKinney (drums)
Ibrahim Jones (bass)
Tony Gordon (keys)
C Sharpe and Detroit Urban Stringz (string section)
DJ Los (turntables)
“Emergence Media and Dirt Tech Reck presents…Alright!”
Thursday July 30th 6-9pm at New Center Park in Detroit
Free. All ages. Wheelchair accessible.