Two amazing topics tonight, interspersed with our usual rundowns of New York hip hop music and culture.
One, (well, two), of our favorite guests joined us for the third straight year, as Lah Tere and Kathleen Adams called in to discuss this year’s “Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen,” a wonderful annual event that takes place at Hostos Community College in the Bronx. The afternoon-long event features a stunning lineup of women, performers, guest speakers, entrepreneurs and activists, all convening to shed light on important women’s issues, as well as general issues, but from a female perspective.
Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen is an extremely family friendly, all-ages event, and is one of the best opportunities to witness the positive power of the hip hop community, particularly when it comes to women and girls. We are proud to be official media sponsors of this event, and urge all who can, to attend.
We also discussed whether or not “old school” hip hop is getting the proper “respect,” around the country and in business. This issue was sparked by a Daily Beast article, proclaiming that Hip Hop’s OGs were not getting their respect, from hip hop radio and media in particular.
Show host and journalist Manny Faces took a bit of an exception to the portrayal, even though the author had some valid points. Read Manny’s rebuttal, and listen to the discussion that followed below.