Category Archives: Music

  • FEMCON by DJ Tariq Nelson

    On Saturday, July 15, 2017, Mist Harlem, an up and coming hot spot in Harlem, New York was bombarded with women from all across the East Coast for FEMCON.  FEMCON is an all female empowerment music conference envisioned by Tariq Nelson (pictured below), the Founder of Fame Academy and a veteran DJ/Audio and Sound Engineer and […]

  • Inductees of Hip Hop Hall of Fame

    On June 22, 2017, Hip Hop Matriarch, MC Debbie D along with her all female trio, Us Girls, was included in a list of pioneer hip hop artists as inductees of the 2017 Hip Hop Hall of Fame.  This announcement was held at Sylvia’ Too Restaurant in Harlem, NY. President of the event, JT Thompson […]

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    One month before VH1 Hip Hop Honors held their gathering in July 2016 to salute the achievements of women in hip hop like Salt & Pepper, Queen Latifah, Lil Kim and others, another event was already in the works to do the same uptown in New York City. This event was held in June 2016, […]

  • Radio Interview with Debbie D

    As you all know, the name of this nonprofit organization, Us Girls Can, was derived from the hip hop girl group, Us Girls, that I was a part of 30 years ago. In 1984, this trio group appeared in the iconic hip hop movie, Beat Street, produced by Harry Belafonte.  Shortly after completing the movie, I […]

  • Teedra Moses

      Women History Month at Us Girls Can ended with our last guest, singer and songwriter, Teedra “The Lioness” Moses.  A young woman who although started out as a stylist and aspiring rapper, found her voice as a phenomenal indie R&B artist with a commanding audience on stage and social media.  While our audio feed […]