"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.
In 2010, DJ Petra conceived a radio program that would connect the many influences of Hip-Hop culture. Bringing on Genesis Be and Audrey Hailes as co-hosts, Petra produced the weekly show through 2015 on WNYU 89.1FM, featuring an wide range of artist interviews, live DJ sets and live freestyle cyphers.