Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Video: Brown Rice Family "Latin Goes Ska"

Our friends Brown Rice Family dropped the visuals for their track "Latin Goes Ska" today. They performed this song live on the air back in January!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Free Download: Elements of Change "Another Hold Up"

Some lush instrumentation and dope rhyme styles coming out of San Francisco circa 1992. Elements of Change consisted of MCs Schwinn and T-Mor. This track, "Another Hold Up," comes off their 1992 eponymous release, produced by Bay Area underground legend TD Camp, whose later work with Bored Stiff, Mac Dre, Nickatina, Heiro, Goapele, and Snoop Dogg (to name a few) cemented his status as Bay Area and West Coast producer extraordinaire. Camp continues to man the helm of classic Oakland-based label Hella Records, on whose website this album and several others are available for free download! Check them out here and on Twitter and Facebook. Hella Records is still home to many current Bay Area artists to watch out for, such as Otayo Dubb and Spank Pops.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Event: Momma's Hip-Hop Kitchen Vol. 7 (NYC)

We are very excited about this year's Momma's Hip-Hop Kitchen - an annual super dope festival for the whole community. Check them out next Saturday March 1 from 2-5pm check @ the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture (Main Theater) 450 Grand Concourse (at 149th St.) Bronx, NY. This event is FREE and open to all ages. 
Tune in this Friday February 21 to hear interviews with some of the performers!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Free Download: Hip-Hop & Her Family, The Mix Vol. 1

DJ Petra launches a mix series featuring our favorite tracks from the show! The first installment is available for streaming and free download, including tracks by Boog Brown, Tego Calderon, Big K.R.I.T., Romain Virgo, Fugi, Big L, Morgan Heritage, Droop-E, Otis Redding and more!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Video: Goodie Mob featuring Outkast "Black Ice"

In honor of the recent Goodie Mob reunion and the upcoming Outkast reunion, I’d like to post a collaboration of these perennial southern favorites. From Goodie Mob’s 1998 album, Still Standing, "Black Ice" more than stands the test of time. This track was produced by the Dungeon Family’s Mr. DJ, whose credits include such memorable hits as Outkast’s “Elevators (Me and You)” and “Ms.Jackson.” Mr. DJ is still a major player in the game, laying tracks on recent work by Mos Def, Killer Mike, Jay Cole, and Lenny Kravitz, and touring with the new southern champ, Big K.R.I.T.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Last Night's Show: Friday January 17th, 2014

Last night on Hip-Hop & Her Family, we got a chance to sit down and chat with Luck-One, Portland's premier mc who recently relocated to NYC. He debuted a brand new track from his upcoming album and discussed his process, growing up in Portland and beef with other rappers.

Plus special guest DJ Natasha Diggs blessed the airwaves with a set of her signature old-school jams.

Listen to the archive here.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

5 Rappers to Watch Out For in 2014

Okay, here's my list (in no particular order). Mark my words, this year you will see a lot more of these rising stars.

Watch em!

1. Sasha Go Hard
We been listening to this youngster for a while and her flow just keeps getting better. I like Sasha Go Hard because she tells stories. Her own stories. She's not trying to be anyone but herself.

2. L.atasha A.lcindor
Power. Strength. Wisdom. This women is a problem. I'm not even going to try to describe her flow. Just listen.

3. Scribe Cash
We play Scribe Cash's single "Money" all the time on the show - I can't get enough of it. Her flow is a like a mixture of classic westside gangsta shit, futuristic playful lyricism and soothing, ancient wisdom. And she produces her own beats. Can't wait to see how she will grow in the next year.

4. Bankai Fam
This newly formed group of rap veterans from Crown Heights has been making waves this year, and next year looks like it's going to be a tsunami. Don't believe me? Just watch.

5. Snow Tha Product
(San Jose)
Westside to Down South, this lyrical technician is nothing less than a beast. Rhyming in rapid fire English and Spanish, she's been gathering momentum in the last months.  Her flow is smart, fast, funny and tough as fuck.