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.”
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“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