March 2014

  • Walkie-Talkies to Cell Phones

    A small plan crashed in a very remote valley during World War II. The terrain made it very difficult to amass a rescue. In the meantime, an air drop was arranged to give the men and women much needed supplies to help them survive. One of the most precious items in the cargo was “a […]

  • WIHH4: Shay D of Lyrically Challenged

    We are celebrating International Women’s Day with our 4th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular. In this chapter of the show, I interview Shay D about her work with the Lyrically Challenged Collective, her solo work, her involvement in the hip-hop community, must-have rap records, and the issues involving women in hip-hop culture. I also spin some […]

  • WIHH4: Old School Hip-Hop Mix by Miss DJ

    Miss DJ is part of an all-female DJ crew based out of Sweden. She is our special guest deejay for our 4th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular. I interview her and then she gets on the wheels of steel to drop an amazing mixset of old school and golden-era classics. NWA – Express Yourself KRS-One […]

  • WIHH4: Women in Hip-Hop Roundtable Discussion

    Welcome back to the 4th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Radio Spectacular. Make sure you tune in to Silent Cacophony every day this week to catch all of the different segments from #WIHH4. Right now, we have an incredible discussion with a panel of hip-hop experts. Our Panel Today E-Turn is an emcee from Orlando, Florida. […]

  • WIHH4: Celebrating International Women’s Day – Hip-Hop Style

    Welcome to a very special edition of DOPEfm. For our seven hours of programming tonight we are shining a spotlight on the Women in Hip-Hop. We are celebrating International Women’s Day like we do every single year. This is our 4th annual show and we have a lot of great content coming your way. We […]

  • Lip Sync Battle

    Radio DJ, Mastermind, shared this on Twitter the other day. Drop Everything And Watch This AMAZING Lip Sync Battle Between Paul Rudd And Jimmy Fallon — Mastermind (@MastermindLive) February 26, 2014   I clicked through because it seemed like such an interesting concept. A Lip Sync Battle? I’ve heard of dance battles, beatbox battles, […]

  • DJing Is Child’s Play

    Who says that it doesn’t take talent and effort to be a hip-hop DJ? DJ Nu-mark makes it all look like child’s play in this clip (and I’m not just saying that because he is using preschool toys to create this incredible turntablist routine) He makes is look easy, but it really isn’t. This is […]

  • Access: 88 HIPHOP

    88 HIPHOP was definitely ahead of its time. It was one of the first Internet hip-hop shows. When it started, I wasn’t even online at the time. It began as a radio show that was available through the phone lines only. It quickly moved to video and had some very historic broadcasts since its 1996 […]

  • Journey to Rainbow Island – Book Giveaway

    Journey to Rainbow Island by Christie Hsiao I was approached by the publisher of this book to do a review of the novel and a giveaway on my blog. The press release sounded interesting, so I agreed. Unfortunately, the novel didn’t live up to that potential. The story revolves around an eleven year old girl. […]

  • GPS – The Road to Musical Success

    When I started teaching music, I was really disappointed with the method book. It didn’t seem like my students were learning much as we worked through the various lines of music. I searched for an alternative and found the excellent Band Fundamentals in Easy Steps. It was everything I was looking for in a method […]