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“What makes Dr. Hood so unique is her eclectic interests which have helped her to expand her network and become involved in multiple arts and music scenes that are typically not associated with hip hop.”

Dr. HollyHood is a Pittsburgh based MC / rapper / event producer who is self-described as the ‘Mom of Pittsburgh Hip-Hop’ due to her longevity participating and promoting the scene. Through her vast experience, she is able to pass on her knowledge to up and coming artists as an immeasurable resource for those lucky enough to accept it.  Follow her socials and you will soon discover that she is not afraid of being refreshingly blunt and honest when it comes to bullshit in the hip hop scene. She also performs out and will be doing so at our second annual and first of two night Deutschtown Goes Downtown event in Market Square taking place tonight (Friday, June 7) at 6:00pm hosted by yours truly. I want to thank Holly (Dr. Hood to you…) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?
With my own money… not sure… but I was definitely taking advantage of those CD clubs (buy one for 99 cents and get 897,234,873 free)… I really want to say, though, the first gangsta rap tape I had was The Chronic (Dr. Dre)… my mom bought it for a party I wanted to have.

Your last album bought?
King of the Sun 2 (by Livefromthecity…Pittsburgh artist).

Favorite album of all time?
Untouchable by Scarface, also, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City by Kendrick Lamar, also Trilogy by The Weeknd.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?
Hmmm… not sure… but Queen by Nicki Minaj was pretttttty sad.

First concert attended?
Jay-Z/DMX in 1999.

Last concert?
Tory Lanez in 2018 (this is the last concert I went to where I was NOT the opening act lol).

Favorite concert ever?
Sade in 2011 and Tech N9ne in 2017.

Least favorite concert?
Lauryn Hill – Only because she was late and did all of the songs in quadruple time. I did get to eat a piece of the chocolate cake that was made for her, though.

Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
My favorite experiences/thoughts about Pittsburgh are all the fun times I had at Shadow Lounge. That place really saved my life.

Thanks, Holly. I have to say how much I appreciate your energy when it comes to helping out the youngins’ in Pittsburgh. Us old heads have a lot to offer advice-wise and your positivity does not go unnoticed.

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