Monday, September 22, 2014

Get Familia! Freestyle Cypher Vol. 1

At Hip-Hop & Her Family, we always got stellar MCs passing through the studio for interviews. Often, we end up turning up the music and they throw down some rhymes live on the air. Plus we have a partnership with Freestyle Mondays - the long-running monthly freestyle battle, bringing their monthly winner on air to spit a freestyle live.

So... we decided that we need a place to highlight all these top notch MCs, and bring them together in one cypher. 

This month we launch the Get Familia! Live Freestyle Cypher, hosted by Genesis Be and Guap Luger, featuring Doron Lev, Syanide and Cardi. Tune in Friday September 26th or check back here for the video. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Archive: Episode #54 VAITEA / DJ Petra

DJ Petra live in the mix + an interview with Vaitea.
 Broadcast live on Friday, September 12th, 2014, on WNYU 89.1FM New York.



Part 1

10:23 Collie Buddz - Come Around (DJ Autograph Tom Ford Blend)
10:33 L.atasha A.lcindor - I'm Alive
10:36 8ball & MJG ft. Big KRIT - We Buy Gold
10:38 Protoje - Kingston Be Wise

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Video: Alia Sharrief "That's All I Do"

Here is a recent video release from California's premier Muslim female hip hop artist, Alia Sharrief. Born and raised in Sacramento, she is now based in Berkeley, CA. With an impressive pedigree, such as opening for Kendrick Lamar in Sacramento, Sharrief is also a community activist. She blew me away at a Zulu Nation Thursday cypher event in Oakland-- a response to the growing gentrification of Oakland's famed monthly First Friday event.  Check out her website for more videos and a free download of her debut album, "Mental Cycles and Mood Swings," at

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Live Set: Mamarazzi

Tune in this Friday to hear a live set by MAMARAZZI! We are very excited to have one of our favorite eclectic, brooklyn based bands up in the studio. Don't miss this one!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

NYC: STooPS! Community Art Performance

Tune in Friday June 6th to hear from Kendra J. Ross, founder and organizer of the second annual STooPS community art event in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. STooPS is a day-long series of free public performances on stoops, sidewalks and yards, culminating in the main performance at the Freebrook Mansion (375 Stuyvesant Ave.) all happening on Saturday June 14th, 2014.

This year's performers include: Aleijuan Afuraka/Mark Darkfeather, Andrea J. Fulton, Cétáh Treadwell “The #Serenades Project”, Edisa Weeks, Frederic TAIEB, Ish, Kelly Horrigan Handmade, Lisa Sikorski, Maxine Montilus, Nicholas Powers, Noni Rene, ola ronke, Paula Jeanine Bennett, Phantazia String Players, Tendayi, Tiffany B Chanel, Tim Prolific Jones, tony wells, Wema Harris, Ziedah Diata.