The 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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AWAR – The Laws of Nature show at DROM (Ticket giveaway)
NY to Atlanta: New York Artists at the A3C Hip Hop Festival