Hip-Hop & Her Family is a two hour mix show hosted by DJ Petra and Genesis Be, airing weekly on NYU's college radio station online WNYU.org every Friday noon - 2pm EST.
"To all my young hip-hoppers: if all you listen to is hip-hop music, then you're not hip-hop at all." --9th Wonder
Hip-hop was originated by DJs who mixed together diverse genres to create innovative new rhythms. Hip-hop has since become a genre all her own, but DJ Petra and Genesis Be are getting back to the roots of the culture, investigating the connections between hip-hop music and her wide-reaching family tree: from Funk to Dancehall, Afro-Beat to Neo-Soul, Reggaeton to House. Join us every Friday at noon for special guest DJs, interviews with local musicians and live freestyle cyphers.