Monday, November 10, 2014

Coming Up: Interview with K. Gaines

This Friday we're interviewing K. Gaines on Hip-Hop & Her Family!


We're looking forward to talking with the Brooklyn MC about his upcoming projects, his short film, his process and more! Tune in to WNYU 89.1FM in the Tri-State Area and online at wnyu.org on Friday November 14th, 10:30PM - 1:00AM to listen live, or check back here for the archive. For now, here's some of our favorite K Gaines videos: 


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Coming Up: Interview with Napoleon Da Legend

This Friday we're interviewing Napoleon Da Legend on Hip-Hop & Her Family! Napoleon Da Legend is a MC coming out of Brooklyn, NY with a long history of speaking the hard truth on his tracks - a genre he's dubbed "Reality Rap." We're looking forward to talking with him about his process, philosophy and upcoming projects.

Tune in to WNYU 89.1FM in the Tri-State Area and online at wnyu.org on Friday November 7th, 10:30PM - 1:00AM to listen live, or check back here for the archive. For now, here's some of our favorite Napoleon Da Legend videos:



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 wnyu.org

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"