Ladies of Hip-Hop
By Ladies of Hip-Hop
Making Herstory Ladies of Hip-Hop (LOHH) is a nonprofit organization that provides artistic opportunities for girls & women in Hip-Hop culture. Through female-powered workshops, performances, public talks, and professional development training, LOHH is educating and cultivating Hip-Hop's next generation of female leaders.
Conversations with HER
"I never, ever did anything unless it was me, sounded like me, looked like me..." -Ursula Rucker Chatting with the incomparable @urucker about her work, life, and working together at UW-Madison. Ursula Rucker is an interdisciplinary poet, performer, and recording artist whose work reflects on personal history, family, and place. She characterizes her work as situated “along the edge of the terrains of poetry.” Rucker has released five albums and collaborated with a wide range of artists outside of the field of poetry, including The Roots, musicians and Pew Fellows Jamaaladeen Tacuma and King Britt, and, most recently, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Clarence Williams III. She has toured with her live performance memoir, My Father’s Daughter, which she describes as “90 minutes of self-truth and discovery.” In 2017, she collaborated with Nigerian sound and installation artist Emeka Ogboh to create Logan Squared: Ode to Philly, which featured an epic poem by Rucker that reflected Philadelphians’ voices and visions for the city. The work was presented as part of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Center-supported, citywide Monument Lab exhibition. A Philly 360 Creative Ambassador and recipient of Leeway Foundation’s Transformation Award, Rucker is the subject of the 2008 documentary Ursula Rucker: Poet, directed by Michael J. Dennis. #PhillyJawns
May 29, 2021
Host by Michele Byrd-McPhee & LaTasha We moderate an inter-generational chat with inter-disciplinary women. Basically multisyllabic words to describe women that do all the things and think in all the ways! 🖤👏🏾⠀
July 30, 2020
On this episode we are featuring DJ Bizzy Brown and DJ Mariella
This is our first official Ladies Hip-Hop podcast episode hosted by myself Michele Byrd-McPhee a.k.a. the LadyByrd featuring two of our favorite crew members DJ Bizzy Brown and DJ Mariella discussing that DJ life.
March 28, 2020
Welcome to the Ladies of Hip-Hop podcast!
I am Michele Byrd-McPhee a.k.a. the LadyByrd founder and director of Ladies of Hip-Hop. This podcast is a space for by in about the beautiful talented fabulous smart female create is that make up hip-hop culture. On this podcast we will talk about everything from politics to music dance, culture & mommin... All the things We do. Thank you for tuning in and enjoy!
March 28, 2020
On this episode we're featuring Michele Byrd-McPhee. @theeladybyrd⠀
Michele has danced in music videos, battled in the club scene and traveled along as the Hip-Hop dance culture exploded onto stages, in studios, and in theaters. Being one of the few women dancing alongside groups of men, she became increasingly aware of the narrow opportunities for women in Hip-Hop.⠀⠀Michele most recently celebrated 14 years of presenting Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival. Michele provides organization and artist consulting services; production management services and continues to be an advocate for the Hip-Hop dance community, especially for women.⠀⠀I've known Michele since I was a broke 20 year old intern in NYC. Michele took a chance on me and extends opportunities to women all over the world through her company, Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival. We celebrate you!⠀⠀ Check out @ladiesofhiphop for the 16th Annual Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival this June!⠀
February 16, 2020