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The NY Hip Hop Report

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BirthplaceMag.com presents a weekly roundup of NY-area hip hop music, news and opinion, with interviews and call-ins. New York hip hop talk radio.

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For this episode, we talk a little about Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly," what it means for hip hop in general, what New York thought of it, and why some people need to shut up about how great it might be. We also have a talk with... more

Bringing you the best hip hop music and culture news and releases from the region in the form of a talk show, a la sports talk radio. The NY Hip Hop Report is back for another week, and we'll be discussing new releases from some of NY... more

Two amazing topics tonight, interspersed with our usual rundowns of New York hip hop music and culture. One, well two, of our favorite guests will be joining us for the third straight year, as Lah Tere and Kathleen Adams call in to... more

Ah, Grammys night. Time for all the non-top-40 rap fans to call out the Academy's lack of "real hip hop" understanding. Yet, as the masochists they are, they'll watch. And moan. And complain. And walk away with the reinforced, yet... more

Peace and love everyone! As always, big things happening in NY's rap radio game, as long time DJ/personality Cipha Sounds has parted ways with iconic NY rap station Hot 97. It is the latest in a long-running (de)volution happening at... more

NOTE: We'll be paying respect to ASAP Yams on tonight's show as well, and talking about the Jay-Z/Hot 97 purchase rumor. The following was written before all that. Hip hop radio. It's a topic we've touched on before, paricularly in... more

Ah, the beginning of a new year. Another milestone moment, to look at, analyze and discuss NY rap music and hip hop culure. Tonight, we'll begin our show imploring members of the hip hop public to stop doing the ONE THING that... more

Following up on our remarkable special episode last Tuesday, Hip Hop & Race: A Talk Show Town Hall, this will be the last episode of 2014. We'll take a look at the year in hip hop, particularly as it relates to our New York rap ecosystem. We'll... more

Hip hop music and culture were born due to an incredibly unique real-world atmosphere, and since its inception, has always documented real life issues, often serving as a raw, unfiltered look at urban America through the eyes of those... more

New York City has been very much part of the public consciousness in recents days, and as hip hop is concerned, we're still the center of the music, culture and politics. This was evident this week as news broke that Jay Z and Russell... more

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