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The NY Hip Hop Report [S05E06]

Will The Real Hip Hop Museum Please Stand Up + #HipHopHacks + Illspokinn/ZaJazza Recaps [S05E06]

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Episode six of the new format, and The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces keeps pushing the envelope when it comes to smart, passionate discussion about New York-area hip hop music and culture. For this episode, Manny Faces recapped outstanding recent hip hop-related happenings in and around NYC, including the inspiring and innovative #HipHopHacks event held at Spotify (at which Manny was the opening speaker), as well as an album release party for internationally touring, independent artists Illspokinn & ZaJazza.

The meat and potatoes of the episode? An incredibly insightful look at the various entities who purport to be developing/building/opening various incarnations of a hip hop museum or Hall of Fame. Despite recently circulating reports about a new development planned for such an establishment in Harlem, Manny broke it down when it came to the history of the entities, and why, from multiple perspectives, while the idea of a hip hop museum/hall of fame sounds great in theory, the execution of those currently undertaking this monumental task is largely flawed, and such a project is highly unlikely to find success.


S05E06: Will the real hip-hop museum please stand up!

The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces – S05E06
Tonight: Why a hip-hop museum/hall of fame is a great idea — and a horrible one. Plus, we recap a few choice NYC hip-hop happening, including the U.S. album release from Illspokinn & DJ Zajazza, the incredible #HipHopHacks event from Hip-Hop Hacks, Hip-Hop Education Center & Spotify & Monthly Music Hackathon NYC. Tonight’s episode is brought to you by Birthplace Magazine and US News Beat.

Posted by Manny Faces on Wednesday, June 14, 2017


This episode brought to you by BirthplaceMag.com and News Beat, an innovative new music+journalism project.


While hip hop museum project announcements are excitedly shared across social media, the main problem as Manny Faces sees it, is that there are nothing more than plans and ideas at the moment, among several unrelated and in some cases, poorly operating entities. While it is a natural reaction to be interested and excited when a regurgitated press release appears on a local blog (or even a major website), the lack of background and fact checking in most hip-hop related journalism ends up allowing the entities to play the public like fools.

The most egregious move by almost all of these entities, Manny explains, is the money grab from the fans. Various crowdfunding campaigns have been run by all of these prospective builders, but nothing of substance ever gets produced. Some of these organizations then fall to the wayside.

It is with this in mind that Manny implores fans and members of the hip hop community who would normally be highly supportive of such a project, to hold off before donating, and investigate the project and its backers to determine if financially supporting the project is in their best interest.


Catch this episode of The NY Hip Hop Report and join Manny LIVE every Wednesday night at 10pm here or on Manny’s Facebook page.

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The NY Hip Hop Report - s05e05

Summer of NY Hip Hop + #ForTheCulture?? Hip Hop Festival Pricing + Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Event Recap [S05E05]

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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.


The NY Hip Hop Report – S05E05

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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The NY Hip Hop Report S05E04

Napoleon Da Legend, Black Privilege, NY Hip Hop Event (P)reviews, Ticket Giveaways & More [S05E04]

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The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces continued with its new format and flow, airing another episode via the Facebook Live platform. In this episode, as always, Manny Faces shed much needed light on the plethora of New York area hip-hop-related happenings, by recapping the past week (including star-studded concerts by iconic veterans like T.I. and buzzing up-and-comers like A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie) and previewing upcoming events (including the lyrical legend Kool G. Rap’s album release party coming up at NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club).


The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces, E05E04

#NYHipHopCNN is back! The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces, E05E04 – We have NY-area hip hop news and event reviews/previews, plus my interview with Karim Bourhane / Napoleon Da Legend about new music. Charlamagne Tha God, #BlackPrivilege and more. Plus, your comments and a big TICKET GIVEAWAY.. TUNE IN!

Posted by Manny Faces on Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Manny also welcomed to the groundbreaking new video format, the DMV-to-NYC lyrical and substantive dynamo known as Napoleon Da Legend. This talented lyricist has dropped well-produced, thoughful and head-nod worthy bangers for years, and just recently — off of the strength of his two recent mixtapes Steal This Mixtape and Steal This Mixtape Too — spoke on the concept of “Black Privilege,” both through his music, and as it relates in particular to Charlamagne Tha God, who reecently penned a now best-selling book by the same name.

In fact, the two men had a brief encounter due to the mutual appreciation for the phrase, which left Napoleon Da Legend feeling some type of way about CThaGod’s true motivation.

Manny Faces invited Napoleon Da Legend to the show to discuss his recent music, #BlackPrivilege as HE sees it, and what Charlamagne Tha God might could have done better.

As always, New York hip hop music and culture was represented and reported on in a way that no one besides Manny Faces could deliver, as he broke down some of the recent news and releases that are important to the NY-area hip-hop community and fanbase.

Catch this episode of The NY Hip Hop Report and join Manny LIVE every Wednesday night at 10pm here or on Manny’s Facebook page.

The NY Hip Hop Report on BTR – Episode 020 [September 30, 2012]

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New York hip hop talk radioThe NY Hip Hop Report his the big 2-0, as hosts Manny Faces and Steve Ortiz once again spoke on several topics related to New York hip hop, but also hip hop music and culture in general. The BET Music Awards came up, particularly the unfortunately bad light shed on hip hop as a result of fights at the event. The conversation veered into a call for labels and media to start distancing themselves from the less artistic, occasionally ignorant aspects associated with rap music and move to advance more lyrical, artistic efforts, with caller KB agreeing that this is where hip hop has always needed to go.

The hosts, callers and chat room participants discussed the occasionally provocative question, “Who is the G.O.A.T.? (Greatest Of All Time)” in hip hop, and whether Jay-Z has any real competition for that title.

(A planned, and previously mentioned interview with Skyzoo was postponed due to a scheduling conflict.)

The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces airs Sunday nights from 10p-11p on the BlogTalkRadio network. Archives are available here, as well as through a free subscription on iTunes

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New York Hip Hop Events Calendar

Birthplace Magazine Wins NY Music Award

Birthplace Magazine in CJR Guide to Online News Startups

XXL Magazine

Hip Hop Weekly

Ozone Magazine

A3C Hip Hop Festival

“I Rock A Mic, But Don’t Rap” Panel at A3C Hip Hop Festival

Jean Grae – Kill Screen

Skyzoo

Duck Down Music

LiKWUiD

YORaps.com

Leaders of The New School / A Tribe Called Quest “Scenario” live at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Freestyle Mondays

End of the Weak

AWAR – The Laws of Nature show at DROM (Ticket giveaway)

IDJNow

DJ Leecy T

NY to Atlanta: New York Artists at the A3C Hip Hop Festival

The Company Man

PNCRadio.fm

 

 

The NY Hip Hop Report on BTR – Episode 019 [September 23, 2012]

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For episode 019 of The NY Hip Hop Report, hosts Manny Faces and Steve Ortiz from Birthplace Magazine, spoke on several topics of interest regarding the NY hip hop scene, giving a recap of the inspirations behind the birth of BirthplaceMag.com, and as always, a rundown of NY-area hip hop area events from the past week and a preview of shows to come, including a passionate speech on the importance of attending local shows.

Of particular interest, a discussion on the use of Jay-Z’s “Brooklyn Go Hard” to promote the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” and a discussion on artists making noise such as the Brown Bag AllStars and Homeboy Sandman.

The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces airs Sunday nights from 10p-11p on the BlogTalkRadio network. Archives are available here, as well as through a free subscription on iTunes

Listen to internet radio with The NY Hip Hop Report on Blog Talk Radio

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NY-area Hip Hop Event Calendar

Mark Carranceja (Noisemaker Media) Profile on BirthplaceMag.com

A3c Hip Hop Festival

The Wall – New York Hip Hop Videos

B.I.C. (Bitches Is Crazy)

Adam Bernard

Homeboy Sandman ‘First of a Living Breed” Out Now

’42’ Trailer

Pay It No Empire State of Mind [EDITORIAL]

I Am Many

VICE

2012 NY Hip Hop Names to Know (Action Bronson, A$AP Rocky, Brown Bag AllStars, Homeboy Sandman, Dollar Coffee)

Chaz Kangas

Rap Is Outta Control

J57

Torae

Audible Doctor

Soul Khan

Joey Bada$$’ 1999 Mixtape is Pretty Badass

 

The NY Hip Hop Report on BTR – Episode 018 [September 16, 2012]

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The NY Hip Hop Report - New York hip hop talk radioA bit of a freestyled night on The NY Hip Hop Report’s 18th episode, as hosts Manny Faces and Steven Ortiz spoke on several items of interest to NY-area hip hop fans, including Fabolous and his new song “So NY,” various New York-area hip hop events, past and present, DMX, Kanye West and the return of Freestyle Mondays.

Toward the end, the two spoke about the lack of validity in hip hop award ceremonies. Interaction with guests in the chat room kept the conversations flowing throughout.

The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces airs Sunday nights from 10p-11p on the BlogTalkRadio network. Archives are available here, as well as through a free subscription on iTunes

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Birthplace Magazine

New York-area Hip Hop Events Calendar

5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn’t Suck [Column]

The Player – New York Hip Hop Music Player

INTERVIEW FLASHBACK: Elena Romero, Author: Free Stylin’: How Hip Hop Changed The Fashion Industry

DMX on The Breakfast Club [via RapRadar]

Freestyle Mondays

Behind The Mic (KB)

Subscribe to THE NY HIP HOP REPORT ON iTunes 

Fiona Bloom

DJ M-Tri & Leecy T

Aaron Alexander “THEXPERIENCE” EP

Brown Bag AllStars – Brown Label, Part 2

Public Assembly

Dana Dane / Young Dane

The Hip Hop TakeOver

WBAI

“The Show” After-Work Celebration [Facebook Event Page]

Underground Railroad Radio Show with Jay Smooth

Ciph Diggy – New music, new LP, release event – [Single debut on BirthplaceMag.com]

Tah Phrum Duh Bush

 

The NY Hip Hop Report on BTR – Episode 017 [September 9, 2012]

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New York Hip Hop Radio - The NY Hip Hop ReportIn the spirit of Fashion Week, The NY Hip Hop Report spoke with Elena Romero, author of her new book, Free Stylin’: How Hip Hop Changed The Fashion Industry.

Ms. Romero shared her vast insight on the subject, and of course as usual, hosts Manny Faces and Steven Ortiz talked NY hip hop in general, including reviewing and previewing New York-area hip hop events and shows.

The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces airs Sunday nights from 10p-11p on the BlogTalkRadio network. Archives are available here, as well as through a free subscription on iTunes

Listen to internet radio with The NY Hip Hop Report on Blog Talk Radio

Birthplace Magazine

THE CALENDAR: New York-area hip hop events, concerts, shows, etc.

SPONSOR AN EPISODE OF THE NY HIP HOP REPORT

Elena Romero, author: Free Stylin’: How Hip Hop Changed The Fashion Industry

The Well – Brooklyn

Da Circle

J The S

Poison Pen

Freeway

Pharoahe Monch

Mela Machinko

Slaughterhouse

Joell Ortiz [5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn’t Suck – BirthplaceMag.com – June 2010]

Joe Budden [5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn’t Suck – BirthplaceMag.com – October 2010]

Jean Grae – Kill Screen

New York Hip Hop Music on THE PLAYER

Boogie Mics

Rebel Diaz Arts Collective

Kalil Johnson (fka Kalil Kash)

DJ Illanoiz

Warren Britt

John Mega

YC The Cynic

LiKWUiD

85th

B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill

INTERVIEW: Elena Romero, author: Free Stylin’: How Hip Hop Changed The Fashion Industry (Book purchase links, more info)

Dead Prez

Public Assembly

Brown Bag AllStars – Brown Label Part 2 [EP]

Nitty Scott, MC

Sene

Scienze

DJ Wayne Ski

The Company Man

PNC Radio

SPONSOR AN EPISODE OF THE NY HIP HOP REPORT

A3C Hip Hop Festival