Versed Radio


Versed Radio.

Hip hop with a fresh perspective.

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DJ Kary & DJ Lady Em bring you quality music from a broad background. Versed Radio is rooted in hip hop, from the early to the golden era to the current. However, it also explores genres that overlap with and contribute to hip hop, including R&B, neo-soul, dancehall, reggae, Latin, electronic and spoken word. We play recent releases from the Twin Cities, but also bring you national and international music.

Versed Radio also plays hip hop artists and artists of the genres mentioned above not typically played by other programs and DJs. These include female hip hop artists, LGBT hip hop artists, young artists and hip hop artists from a wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds.


Tune in for:

  • This Week In Hip Hop (news updates halfway through the program)
  • The Missy Moment (projects and news by and about Missy Elliot)
  • guest appearances by local and national MCs, producers, DJs, b-boys, b-girls, singers, visual artists, activists, poets and media artists of all ages
  • a humorous, fresh & knowledgeable perspective on music & culture by two lady hip hop heads


Reach us through:

Facebook (Versed Radio)

Twitter (@VersedRadio)

Instagram (@versedradio)



Uploaded every other Thursday.

Recent Playlists

7/24/2014 Versed Radio

This episode features new music from Destiny, a talented MC, producer, singer & media maker from St. Paul, plus new music from 7evenThirty, Justo, Alana Belle & KMTK, SZA & classic hip hop & r&b from the 90s! #getversed

7/10/2014 Versed Radio

This episode features an interview with local poet Yvette Howie about her new book, Love & Other Catastrophes. Plus, spoken word, more break beats & new music, including Rah Digga, Faith Evans, Nitty Scott, MC, Manny Phesto & Allan Kingdom!

6/26/2014 Versed Radio

This episode features an interview w/ MaLLy, music from his new album, plus new music from Ana Tijoux, Atmosphere, People Under The Stairs, Goapele, Jhene Aiko & ‪Sole‬. ENJOY!

6/12/2014 Versed Radio

This episode features interviews with The Lioness & Giselle & Dario of Curio Dance + local hip hop & old skool break beats to celebrate Drop The Mic at The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts (June 13-15) #getversed

5/29/2014 Versed Radio

This episode features new music from Nitty Scott, K.Raydio, Jazz Spastiks & Ladybug Mecca, Little Dragon & Big Freedia.

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5/15/2014 Versed Radio

New episode is up! Features an interview with Kenna Cottman, of Voice of Culture Drum+Dance, discussing her new blog, MN Brown Sugar, upcoming gigs & dance, race & hip hop culture.

Also features new music from Solange & Chromeo, DJ Skizz, Manny Phesto, Tall Paul , Michael Jackson & more! #getversed

5/1/2014 Versed Radio

This episode features old skool, New York, West Coast & French Hip Hop PLUS some soul & afro-beat AND new music! #getversed

4/17/2014 Versed Radio

Snow got you down? Listen to the new Versed Radio episode! It features local music, an interview with Midway Felix, songs from the unreleased Heiruspecs album & classic 90s hip hop & R&B #getversed

4/3/2014 Versed Radio

This episode is dedicated to dancing spring in, as well as more money for your beloved community radio station, KFAI. Roller skating jams, 80s dance, hip hop joints, and…booty music! #getversed & dance & pledge your support by calling (612) 375-9030 or pledging online NOW.

3/20/2014 Versed Radio

Celebrate spring with Versed Radio. On this episode, new music, classic throwbacks, a celebration of Pisces, and of course, the news & Missy Moment, as always! #getversed