Moderated by Maddy “MADlines” Clifford - Rapper, Curator & Teaching Artist
Maddy “MADlines” Clifford is a rapper, curator and teaching artist. After moving to Oakland from Seattle in 2010, she established deep connections with locals in Oakland’s vibrant music scene - all while teaching and performing widely. In 2015, MADlines founded the collective, Brujalyfe, which curates events that center women/LGBTQI healers of color. That same year, MADlines began collaborating with producer, Allie “XOA” Howard. Together they formed the duo, FR333. FR333 is set to complete their debut album at Zoolabs in 2018.
Queens D. Light - Music Artist, Curator, & Filmmaker
Queens D. Light is a music artist, filmmaker and a purveyor of culture. She is best known as co-founder of Oakland's premier production agency, The House of Malico. Specializing in multi-media installation and performance, Queens shapes contemporary culture through the intersections of art, media and social practice.
Traci P. - Label Manager (Thud Rumble), Artist Manager & Event Producer
Traci P. is a nationally recognized hip-hop curator, producer, and talent booker who has worked with artists like Roc Raida, Kid Sister, Pam the Funkstress, Cunninglingyuists, MC Lyte, Funkdoobiest, Concious Daughters, IAMSU!, and Sabac Red. Traci P. is currently the acting GM at Thud Rumble as well as Manager to DJ QBERT and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz. Traci quickly made her mark in the local San Francisco music scene when she got her start. She served as Creative Director for Bay Area-based female hip-hop collective the Sisterz of the Underground, while also interning at independent labels such as Bomb Hip Hop, Look Records and Live Up Records. Additionally, Traci helped develop a hip-hop education program called DEF ED that was taught in over 50 sites in the bay area as an accredited class for middle and high schoolers. Traci’s nonstop, go-getter attitude, coupled with her business savvy and music knowledge, makes her a force in the music industry.
Lady Fingaz is a DJ/turntablist, producer, and vocalist. In 2004, Offbeat’s Best of the Beat Awards honored her with “Best Emerging Hip-Hop Artist” for her accomplishments throughout New Orleans. She was also the first DJ to ever perform inside the Jazz Tent at the 2016 New Orleans Jazz Fest alongside the grammy award winning Nicholas Payton. Lady Fingaz’s Hip-Hop and Dance productions always incorporates her soulful voice and turntablism. As a Dj, she mixes a variety of genres accompanied by an array of show stopping turntablism and live production. This southern belle knows how to rock a party!
Christie is a Bay Area DJ both on the air and on the decks! You can catch her rocking the latest club, wedding or chatting it up with listeners nationwide on iHeart Radio. Christie first began her career in the public eye while serving in Italy as a member of the U.S. Navy. She was formerly stationed in Washington D.C. as a member of the Presidential Honor Guard. Her job as a journalist in the U.S.Navy led her to the American Forces Network in Sardinia, Italy and eventually to a career in radio. Christie has worked on several Bay Area stations including Wild 94.9, 98.1 KISS FM, and STAR 101.3. Christie is currently the Executive Producer and co-host of The Martha Quinn show on iHeart80s @103.7 in San Francisco. Christie is also the host of her own Midday show from 10a-3p on 103.7 and can be heard daily on PRIDE Radio (7p-12a EST).
Aside from her radio talents Christie has proven to be a successful voice-over actress with campaigns for several companies including Google, BlackPeopleMeet.com, Wells Fargo and Clorox to name a few.
Christie a member and huge supporter of the LGBTQ community produces the women's stage for both San Francisco and Oakland Pride. She also works with several charity organizations including the Chron's & Colitis Foundation, American Lung Association and the Queer Cultural Center. Christie has had the opportunity to live her dream and share that passion with the community she loves, the Bay Area! She is the life the party or the "PIFE of the LARTY" depending on how many drinks you've had!