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1/30/2004 10:08:30 AM

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The Eyejammie Fine Arts Gallery located in New York is once again holding an open exhibit. This time it will be dedicated to the women in hip-hop with a showcase called "Work It!."

The gallery will be showcased as part of Black History Month (February 2004). The show will feature images of the most prominent women in the industry today with photos from onstage, in the studio, on the set of music videos and movies, and chilling behind the scenes with their friends, colleagues, and families. Work It! is curated by Isolde Brielmaier, a hip-hop head with a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

"This show is going to blow up the commonly-held misconception that women in hip-hop must be 'bitches' or 'ho's," says Ms. Brielmaier. "On the contrary, we'll see women performers in full control of their image and their careers."

The gallery will include photos and images of artists such as Sylvia Robinson, Sequence (featuring a young Angie Stone), Roxanne Shante, Sparky D, Salt-n-Pepa, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Yo Yo, Lil' Kim, Foxy Brown, Aaliyah, Eve, Trina, Missy Elliot and Kimora Lee Simmons among others. Photographers in the show include Janette Beckman, Dorothy Low, Sue Kwon, Maggie Trakas, Michael Benabib, Al Pereira, and David Corio.

"Hip-hop has always been a very male arena," said Eyejammie's Bill Adler in a statement. "Every woman who's ever dared to call herself a rapper deserves some respect. Black History Month provides us with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their achievements."

The Eyejammie Gallery is owned and operated by Bill Adler. The gallery is dedicated to the art and photography of hip-hop.

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