/ Collective /Miki Vale
San Diego, CA – United States
Miki Vale is a lifelong student of Hip Hop. As an international Hip Hop artist, she has had the opportunity to expand her Hip Hop knowledge and skills to work as a radio and event host, educator, event producer, public speaker and DJ. Miki Vale creates a unique soundscape: one part Hip Hop, one part old soul, two parts evolved artist and revolutionary MC. Her melodic flow illustrates a mental picture with each line and breathes new life into Hip Hop as we know it. Her EP, ‘The Good, The Bad and the Lovely,’ was nominated in 2013 by the San Diego Music Awards for Best Hip Hop album. Additionally, Miki Vale has co-created physical and virtual spaces for women’s presence and engagement with Hip-Hop exploring the impact of Hip-Hop culture on race, class, and gender, as well as cypher videos and other multimedia archiving women in Hip Hop. In 2016 and 2018 Miki was the touring DJ and Sound Designer for San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. Miki has travelled the world as a U.S. Cultural Hip-Hop Ambassador, which includes performing, teaching, lecturing and community work. In 2017 and 2018 she toured Africa, Europe and India and is currently finishing her latest EP, "LvHz", set for spring 2019 release.