Friday, October 24, 2014

Get Familia Freestyle Cypher Vol. 1 (Video)

Check out the very first installment of Get Familia! 
- a live freestyle cypher airing every last Friday of the month on Hip-Hop & Her Family. 

VOL 1. features Doron Lev, Syanide and hosts Genesis Be and Guap Luger ripping up classic hip-hop beats mixed by DJ Petra. Broadcast live on WNYU 89.1FM New York on September 26th, 2014.

Listen to the full audio here:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Coming Up: Get Familia Freestyle Cypher Vol. 2 (Halloween Edition!)

Last month we launched the Get Familia freestyle cypher - a monthly live session bringing together the best vocalists of all genres, hosted by Genesis Be and Guap Luger, featuring DJ Petra live in the mix. 

Vol. 2 will be on Halloween! So we've lined up three killer MCs coming through - Gstats and Skanks the Rap Martyr (of Bankai Fam) and Osyris Antham (winner of the Freestyle Mondays October battle). Tune in to hear it live! Friday October 31st 10:30pm on WNYU 89.1FM New York and online at

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Interview: Gstats of Bankai Fam Talks "Syke Ward"

DJ Petra and Genesis Be interview Gstats of Bankai Fam about his upcoming album release. Originally broadcast on Friday, October 17th 2014, on WNYU 89.1FM New York.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Interview: Goapele Talks "Strong As Glass" Release, Independent Success & More

DJ Petra interviews Goapele about her new album, her experience working with producer Keith Harris, maintaining success as an independent artist, coming up in the Bay Area music scene, and lots more. Originally broadcast on Friday, October 10th 2014, on WNYU 89.1FM New York.

Strong As Glass drops on October 21st and Goapele kicks of her album release tour at the  
Highline Ballroom here in NYC on November 7th. Get tickets here. 

Read a transcript of the interview below or listen to the full audio:

Broadcast on Hip-Hop & Her Family on WNYU 89.1FM New York on Friday, October 10th.

Petra: So you’re about to drop an album.

Goapele: Yes - Strong As Glass, coming out October 21st. The first official date of the tour is at the Highline on November 7th. I’m also doing a jazz, soul cruise in October, going into the Caribbean. The album release is going to be celebrated throughout the tour, I’m looking at each date as a celebration - I’ll be performing my new music.

P: You worked with a well known producer…

G: Yea Keith Harris. We both went to Berklee College of Music, and used to be in some of the same jam sessions back then, but we’d never gotten into the studio together before this project. When we got into the studio it just flowed really well. He ended up executive producing the album and doing like five tracks on it.

P: What was it like working with him?

G: It was great, it was really easy. He’s first a drummer, an excellent musician, and comes from that sensitivity. As a producer, he brings together a strong overall sound. He was sensitive to what I wanted as an artist, and helped push me out of my boundaries a little bit. It was a good match.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Coming Up: Interview with G Stats of Bankai Fam

This Friday October 17th, tune in for an exclusive interview with G Stats, of Brooklyn's infamous Bankai Family, about his forthcoming album Syke Ward!

For now, check out his most recent video "I Get It On"

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Episode #58: Goapele x DJ Petra

DJ Petra live in the mix + an exclusive interview with Goapele. 
Broadcast on WNYU 89.1FM New York on Friday, October 10th.
Listen to the archive and check the playlist below. 


10:31 PM   Daniela Mercury "Nobre Vagabundo" Feij√£o com Arroz (Sony Music) 1996
10:33 PM   DJ LK "Numa Nice Numa Boa" Misturada (Royal Soul Records) 2013
10:36 PM   J Boogie Ft. Goapele & Capital A "Try Me" J Boogie's Dubtronic Science (Om Records) 2003
10:38 PM   Mac Mall "Ghetto Theme" Illegal Business? (Young Black Brotha) 1993
10:43 PM   Cham "Lawless" (Madhouse Records) 2012

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Coming Up: Interview with Goapele

This Friday October 10th we're airing an exclusive interview with Goapele!! Earlier this week, DJ Petra got the chance to chop it up with the Bay's reigning songstress about her new album, success as an independent artist, Oakland's music scene and more! Tune in and be the first to hear it! Here's some of our favorite Goapele videos:

and of course the classic...