MUSICIAN. ARTIST. PROFESSOR. WITCH. Curator. ADVOCATE. MOM.
40-YEAR OLD WOMEN SHOULDN'T RAP. YEAH RIGHT.
A fan once described HollyHood as a “cross between Missy Elliott and Cardi B,” creating songs that evoke modern hip hop with an old school sensibility. Writing her first song in sixth grade detention, Holly’s lyrics depict life experiences, express extreme emotions, and create musical stories that can best be described as hardcore and gritty but also light-hearted and whimsical. Audiences find her intriguing but at the same time relatable, drawing her fans close to her in a way that can be consider endearing. Having earned five college degrees, including two doctorates, Holly is often referred to as Dr. Hood. Her longevity and reputation as one of the most well-known and respected women MCs in the city has also earned her the title “mom of Pittsburgh hip hop.”
Available on these streaming services
PMS (Promoting My Sisters) vol 6 - Pittsburgh Women's Showcase
Details and flyer coming soon!
Social Justice Disco 2020: Envision A Brighter Future
Mr. Smalls Presents Social Justice Disco 2020: Envision A Brighter Future
Friday, February 28 Doors: 6:00pm / Show: 7:00pm Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA
Tickets: $10 - $15 Tickets on sale now! This event is all ages
Join Liz Berlin, Phat Man Dee, and their incredible cast of musicians and performing artists, for an evening of powerful music around the theme “Envisioning a Brighter Future”, showcasing songs such as “I Will Survive” (Gloria Gaynor), “Your Racist Friend” (They Might Be Giants), “Have You Been to Jail For Justice” (Anne Feeney), “I Can’t Breathe” (Peace Poets) and “All You Fascists Are Bound To Lose” (Woody Guthrie, Billy Bragg). Original songs include “#BigBrotherIsTrending,” “Jim Crow is Alive and Well,” “Mni Wiconi/ Water is Sacred,” and “Black Lives Matter/ Stayin’ Alive,”(a parody of the Bee Gees song) and more!
In this new decade, as our nation is sending thousands of more young men and women to the middle east, as we bear horrified witness to human made fires burning in Australia, California, and the Amazon, as we experience anti semitic and racist acts of violence on a local and an international scale, as Indigenous people are ignored and their land devastated by cracker plants, oil spills, and pipelines, as we see how corporate America abuses it’s workers, we find ourselves feeling very helpless and confused.
We must rise up, and remember what the old songs teach us, and that the pen is mightier than the sword. We must speak out and lift our voices in song, as we have been taught to do by our spiritual leaders, and by those brave seekers of justice who did before us. We must use our words and sing the songs so we may inspire each other to continue to fight the good fight. We must not allow bigotry, hatred, and violence to scare us into silence.
Liz Berlin is a founding member of triple-platinum selling Pittsburgh band Rusted Root, and owner-operator of Mr. Smalls Theater, Recording Studio and Creative.Life.Support. Phat Man Dee was voted Best Jazz Performer in Pittsburgh City Paper 2016 Readers’ Poll. Social Justice Disco musicians include Steeltown Horns, Reggie Watkins, Rick Matt, and J.D. Chaisson, other musicians include Patrick Norman, Howard Alexander, Mark F. Strickland, Miguel Sague III, Megan Williams, and Dennis Garner. Special Guests include HollyHood, Pastor Deryck Tines, The Lemington Gospel Choir, Christina Springer, Leslie Ezra Smith, Big Jus, Christine Andrews, Sundae Service and many more!
Please join these two Pittsburgh power divas for an evening of inspirational Social Justice Disco music at Mr Smalls Theatre. The revolution may not be televised but it will have a solid groove!
PR7X LIVE (Hip Hop Performance Series)
Details PR7X.com & Elevenfiftysix1156 presents:
PR7X LIVE (Performance Series) featuring Pittsburgh Hip Hop artists on the stage at Howlers (Bloomfield) 4509 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224*21+ Valid ID required | $7 Entry*
Drink Specials available!
Performers: Hollyhood King Voorheez Big Lyfe Quizzle The Cannon Shad Ali Juiced Up Joey Shamar
Hosted by Junior Maf & Ms. E. Cox Soundtrack provided by DJ. Nuke Knocka
This event will also be broadcasted in "HD Audio" live on pr7x.com
No app needed! Just tap the listen button on the website and when the player appears, hit play!
Deutschtown Goes Downtown #1
Come enjoy a little Music Fest preview 5pm: Dancing in the Square 6pm: Dr. HollyHood 7:30pm: Flower Crown
8:30pm: Bill Henry Band
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents the Saturday Night Market: come to Market Square on Saturdays from May 18 through October 26 for a night of art, jewelry, photography, games, food, music, and more!
As part of the Downtown Sound Initiative, the PDP will be presenting a weekly free, live music series at the Night Markets in collaboration with community partners presenting diverse styles of local music on the Pittsburgh City Paper Stage.
🎵 Music partners include WYEP-FM, Women Who Rock, The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls, Deutschtown Music Festival, Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania, YMCA Lighthouse Project, Weather Permitting, BOOM Concepts, Liveburghstudio, and more!
Visit DowntownPittsburgh.com to see a weekly entertainment lineup, vendor listing, and more.
In addition to weekly Night Markets on Saturdays, enjoy special Friday nights during the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Picklesburgh 2019, and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawls.
SugarHill Gang x Furious 5: Rappers Delight 40th Anniversary Tour
Jergels & Drusky Entertainment Presents Sugarhill Gang x Furious Five's Grandmaster Mele Mel and Scorpio: Rappers Delight 40th Anniversary Tour with special guest HollyHood & DJ Melun Dank
Fri, April 12, 2019 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Jergel's Rhythm Grille Warrendale, PA
$26.00 - $39.00 Tickets go on sale Fri. March 1st at 12PM: https://ticketf.ly/2Eu45b6 This event is minors under 21 with parent or legal guardian
Sugarhill Gang celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Rappers Delights with Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio of Furious 5
$26.00 advance - $30.00 day of show - $39.00 early entry doors at 5PM!
Early Entry tickets guarantee a seat in the venue. Seating cannot be reserved. General Admission tickets do not guarantee a seat.
YellowJacket Album Release Party
Featuring performances by Vapo Reeves and Juiced Up Joey!
Doors at 9 and show starts promptly at 10pm!
This is a 21+ event (must have ID). Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Ja Rule at Jergels
Jergels & Drusky Entertainment Presents Ja Rule
Mon, January 14th, 2019 (2nd show added!) & Wed, January 16, 2019 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Jergel's Rhythm Grille Warrendale, PA
$38.00 - $55.00 Tickets for the 2nd show are available now: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1797769 This event is minors under 21 with parent or legal guardian
$38.00 advance - $40.00 day of show - $55.00 early entry doors at 5PM!
*Early Entry Tickets guarantee a seat in the venue. General Admission tickets do not guarantee a seat. Seating can not be reserved. Contact the venue for party area rentals.
GZA at the Rex Theater!
Details GZA with Amir Miles (w/ NXFCE), HollyHood
Thu, March 2, 2017 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PA
$25.00 - $30.00 On Sale Saturday, 1/21 at 12:00 pm EST This event is 18+
Gender and Hip Hop
Well-known local hip hop artist Amber Epps, who performs under the name HollyHood, will present on the topic of gender and hip hop. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is open to the public.
PMS vol 4
Pink Elephant Productions & LOCAL 412 Present: PMS vol 4 - Promoting My Sisters - Pittsburgh's Largest All Female Showcase!
This event features some of the Burgh's most talented female artists from various genres.
As always, items will be collected at the event to be donated to the Center for Victims.
Speaker Spanker's own Miss J on the 1s & 2s!
Performances by: Abigail Jerri D'Angela B. Baddass Jaz EnvySiren Nebucks CoronaBiggs #richchickz Rena Alexis JayLexx KiKi Lyrics Saleena Ranay Gorman Ladyt Badd Offical Music Page Rukkiss
Prom Do-Over 2016
Pittsburghs most beloved Prom is back
Last year's Galactic Do-over was a huge success and this year will be no different!
Prom Do-Over 2016; 10,000 Leagues under the City,
Presneted by: Get Nasty and Crown Royal
This year's Do-over prom will take us under the sea where mystery hides behind every unturned rock.
Mermaids and Jelly Fish will help guide you through three levels of the darkest parts of the ocean!
Be careful not to disturb any sea creatures and keep your eyes open for sharks around every corner!
The Team has been hard at work in the planning pitt. The ideas have been flying and we've come up with some great plans for this years theme!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW https://www.showclix.com/event/Prom2016
One dollar from every ticket sold will go to : Healcrest Urban Farm
Submit your Name and get those votes contest sponsored by Pittsburgh Normll, Head Of The Glass, Get Lit Up and Crown Royal$$ $$ $$ $$
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ONLY $4.00 UNTIL MIDNIGHT !!
And now our full line up!!!!
6-7pm Mr Yukk B2B Tiko 7-7:20 Ally K 7:20-7:40 Joey Ruckus (and Between Sets) 7:40-8 Freddo Filail 8-8:25 Cory Eaux 8:25-8:50 Holly Hood 8:50-9:30 Lazyblackman 9:30-10 Fortified Phonetx 10-11 Doverspike 11-12 RSK 12-12:20 Melody Joy 12:20- 12:50 Chris Allen 1-2 Beauty Slap
6pm-12am Speaker Spankers 12am-2am The Godfathers (Strobe, Terry Kicks, Scuzzi, Bob Teagarden, Ez Lou)
6-6:30 Grimey Clique 6:30-7 No0neimp0rtant 7-8:00 Lush B2B Rizzo 8-9 Status Jackers 9-10 MISS HAZE 10-11 Natask 11-12 Robbie Rockso 12-1 Walkingstick 1-2 Nect3r
Beauty Slap describe themselves as Future-Brass-Thunder Funk and I couldn't argue a word of that if I tried.
They've been selling out shows all over Pittsburgh for the last year including a special event with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra!
Miss Haze (San Francisco,CA) Bitch Plz/ DNB Girls
The Bay areas Princess of Bass is coming back for more! Her 2016 Take the Future Tour brings my sister from another Mr. is back to tear the walls down at James Street
Jungle Sky/Hip Step/TXP/Jungle Riddim
Social media: djwalkingstick.com IG: @walkingstick_79 & @graffrenzy Snapchat: Walkingstick79
Ragga Jungle Dj and Producer. Internationally known and locally Grown!!!!
Pittsburgh's OG Junglist is coming home for a special one night only performance!
Nect3r (Pheonix,AZ) Soundwaveradio.net House - Jackin House - Electro House
Tune in sundays at 4pm to hear the best in house music mixed by Nect3r
Local Support from:
RSK (All the BASS)
Robbie Rockso (Trap/Future/Bass)
Natask (Dub/Riddim/Hip Hop/Bass)
Lush b2b Rizzo (Hard/Trap/Style)
Status Jackers (DRUM AND BASS)
The Godfathers 5 man tag set (House/Disco/Funk/Soul) (Strobe, Ez Lou, Terry Kicks, Scuzzi, Bob Teagarden)
Speaker Spankers Crew
Miss J ( Drum and Bass)
Phunkphonic ( Breaks)
Brian Beat (Drum and Bass)
Disco Dan (Tech House/House)
Mr Stitch (House/Tribal/Tech)
Mr. Yukk b2b Tiko (Dubstep/riddim/jump up)
Holly Hood (Hip Hop)
Lexa Terrestrial (Hip Hop/Pop)
Chris Allen (Hip Hop)
Fortified Phonetx (Hip Hop)
Lazy JP (Hip Hop)
Barz Blackman (Hip Hop)
Corey Eaux (Hip Hop)
Grimey Click (Hip Hop)
Mac Cartel (Hip Hop)
Ally K (Acoustic)
Dj Joey Ruckus (Turntablist)
Special Guest Host Thelonious Stretch
Sunday School, MC and DJ Battle CONTEST WINNERS
MC Freddo Filial (Hip Hop)
DJ N00neimp0rtant (Drum and Bass)
Print materials sponsored by Revival Copy Center
The Late Show at the Funhouse w/ HollyHood, Naedon, & West!
The Late Show at The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls is a series of free 21+ events showcasing the depth and diversity of Pittsburgh's original music scene. This show will begin on the Funhouse Stage after the Cam'ron concert in the Mr. Smalls Theater.
Fri, May 13 we welcome HollyHood, Moemaw Naedon and WEST, brought to you by Elevenfiftysix1156!!
HOLLYHOOD Writing her first song in sixth grade detention, over 20 years later, HollyHood, aka Dr. Hood, has become one of Pittsburgh's most well-known and respected female MCs. In addition to writing and recording, Holly also produces a number of Pittsburgh's underground hip hop events such as the Proud To Be Local series and PMS (Promoting My Sisters), the largest all-female showcase in the city designed to highlight the talents of women artists http://www.hollyhood156.com/ Twitter, IG, SoundCloud & Youtube: @hollyhood156
NAEDON Moemaw Naedon is an emcee and producer best known for his work with Fortified PhonetX, Surface Level Records, and his energetic stage show. He has released and co-released 4 official albums that have been well received all over the globe. His intense lyrical style has been compared to the likes of underground acts such as El-P and Aesop Rock. For more information visit www.moemawnaedon.com https://www.facebook.com/moemawnaedon/ http://www.twitter.com/moemawnaedon
WEST Devin L. West (stage name “WEST"), member of the #PirateGang movement, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. As a musician, producer, graphic designer, writer and aspiring painter and director, WEST is a multifaceted artist with a goal to be recognized as a creative innovator. With his debut EP, “ThePreCONCEPTION EP”, WEST is on the rise to make a name for himself and his passion. His purpose and plan, shall set him apart from the average HipHop artist and plant the seed to a successful career as a professional artist. www.twitter.com/composedbywest www.soundcloud.com/composedbywest www.facebook.com/composedbywest www.instagram.com/composedbywest
Lyrical Mayhem was an event we created 19 years ago January 23rd, 1997 we will be celebrating this event with performances from artist who were in the original event along with new school artist. We are going to begin to bridge the gap between old school artist and new school.
That's Hip Hop Concert w/ KRS-One & Rakim
Once again the Pittsburgh Coliseum is the place to be!
Media Famous, Cuban Tone, Super Jay, & Grind Mode Management Present
THAT'S HIP HOP!!
Performing live, hip hop legends KRS-One & Rakim!
Special performance by DJ JS-1 (Rock Steady Crew)
Music by DJ Nick Nice Hosted by Paradise Gray Also performing: Apocalypse, Demorne Warren, G Huff, Dr. HollyHood, & Zooka Joe
Showtime at The Rex Featuring Lil Herb
London Blvd Entertainment in association with Grind Mode Management presents Showtime at The Rex wit Lil Herb
Also performing are Pittsburgh's own Asco 100k, ( Dabb Lord https://goo.gl/dxeYU6) Pedro Perion, (Watsup https://goo.gl/vsLhTo) Uptop Fette, (Hussle Man https://goo.gl/ehRKGk) Skeli Wizzle (Donkey Sh*t https://goo.gl/FeoO9x) and more!!
Hosted by Dr. HollyHood
Purchase tickets online here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/946905 or pick them up at Upbeat Records in Wilkinsburg, Stedefords on the Northside or Dorsey's Records in Homewood!
This is an 18+ event
For performance opportunities, please email email@example.com
Slide Dillinger and Yrs Jersy
1156 Entertainment and Grind Mode Management Present: #Stayconnectedtour Hosted by: Holly Hood With Slide Dillinger and Yrs Jersy Featuring Jordan York, ZOOKA, FAM 4 LIFE, Dotto, and Pedro Perion
$10 Dollars at the door, 8pm doors open, show start at 9
Come out, have a good time!!!!
Industry Exposed Workshop, Panel, Showcase
Join industry veterans as they share information executives don't want you to know about record deals, the Illuminati, Masonic symbolism in music, marijuana legalities, publishing, and more. With special guest speaker "Rkitech" (former member of Da Bassment, The Hit Squad), record producer, engineer, consultant with special guest panelist, legendary emcee and songwriter Grand Daddy IU Steady Flow, Dinco D of iconic hip hop group Leaders of the New School. Hosted by Fat Nappa
ADV TICKETS $5 $8 AT THE DOOR. 200 E SECOND ST. HUNTINGTON STATION NY #SUITE 16
Industry Exposed Workshop & Panel
Join industry veterans as they give information on how to navigate through the so-called music industry. Special guests include Dion Dupree of Grind Mode Management, legendary hip hop pioneer Paradise Gray, Pittsburgh MC and activist, HollyHood (aka Dr. Hood),Monroe the Moor and guest speaker Rkitech, award winning engineer, producer, and consultant. Tickets are $10 in advance (link below) and $15 at the door.
After the workshop, join us at the OFFICIAL after party and showcase at Hollywood Lanes (2961 West Liberty Ave in Dormont). Admission is $20 and includes FREE drinks and 2 hours of bowling. Special guest performances by BIG BREZ , HollyHood, Mark Marvel , Truth Be Told, and a classic hip hop DJ set by Rkitech plus Dj KB
Get your tickets online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/industry-exposed-lecture-workshop-an-panel-discussion-tickets-17490564750?aff=eandprexshre&ref=eandprexshre or text 4126267381 to make arrangements to pick them up at LOCAL 412
“A Dr. HollyHood performance is at once surprising and approachable. She immediately draws the audience in with her talent and lyricism that is both familiar and revelatory. Her songs evoke modern hip-hop with an old school R&B sensibility and adds an endearing quality as she engages the audience to join in on the fun.” - Hugh Twyman, Deutschtown Music Festival