The NY Hip Hip Report with Manny Faces returned for a fifth episode in its new Facebook Live, video/vodcast/podcast format, recapping several New York City-area hip-hop events, most notably, the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey “Sabor Del Barrio” event held at the swanky Paper Factory, which paid homage to the contributions of several notable Hispanic artists and creatives that hailed from the borough of Queens.
A photo slideshow accompanied Manny’s commentary, highlighting hip-hop group The Beatnuts and renowned visual artist Danny Hastings.
Along with that recap and others, Manny previewed upcoming NY-area hip hop events of note, and then spend a good deal of the show discussing the high prices of certain hip-hop festivals, in particular, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.
New episode of The NY Hip Hop Report! Recaps of some select recent events, previewing upcoming summer events, and a discussion regarding hip-hop festivals, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival in particular, and their increased prices… #NYHipHopCNN #NYHipHop!
Posted by Manny Faces on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Many viewers added to the discussion in the comments section, having strong opinions on the drastic increase in pricing for tickets to the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, and other large-scale hip-hop-related events that seem to be pricing out some of the very audience that helped them achieve their renowned status throughout the years.
While many lamented the days when these sorts of things were much cheaper — free even — Manny and other viewers made it clear that there shouldn’t be an expectation that hip-hop enterprises can’t thrive and be profitable — only that the caliber of the event much match the cost, and in a rapidly gentrifying place like New York City, jacking up prices to the levels that price out hometown hip-hoppers, is not something that sounds very much #ForTheCulture.
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