Episode three of The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces aired live via Facebook on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The main theme of the episode was to discuss upcoming hip-hop-related music festivals hitting the region later in the summer.
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Posted by Manny Faces on Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Both the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and Hot 97’s “Summer Jam” released schedules and lineups in past days. Manny Faces provided a breakdown of the artists set to perform, as well as — particularly in the case of the multi-day Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival — information regarding other events scheduled to take place.
The episode’s sponsor, aside from New York hip-hop’s #1 website and event calendar, BirthplaceMag.com, was End of the Weak, a staple of underground and independent hip-hop music and culture in New York City. Running for more than 15 years, and having branched out to multiple countries throughout the world, EODub continues to be the standard-bearer for hip-hop showcases and talent competitions. The next End of the Weak is Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Bowery Electric in NYC.
Lastly, in his “Words I MannyFest” segment, Manny called out Common and other hip-hop elder statesfolks, for missed opportunities when addressing media about the state of “consciousness” in hip-hop music. While it is easy to critique “mainstream,” and give props to the “go-to” notable artists who are bucking the mainstream trend, like Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper, to sum up hip-hop’s entire counter-culture, social justice, black empowerment and self-love to merely these two artists, does a gigantic disservice to the thousands of hip-hop-related artists and organizations that are fighting that good fight.
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