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"Real Hip Hop," Lil Wayne/Zulu Nation, A$AP Ferg, Ferguson reaction + your calls

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The NY Hip Hop Report

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Lots going on in hip hop music and culture, in and out of our New York area. Call in and speak your mind!

This week, we'll respond to a critic of our coverage on our mothership site, Birthplace Magazine. While most of the NY-area hip hop living audience and independent musicians who follow us are extremely supportive of our work, one had a problem with our coverage, going so far as to claim we don't represent "real hip hop."

Despite an accompanying asinine derogatory comment, we're going to talk about it. We'll defend our coverage of course, but also discuss the uselessness of the phrase "real hip hop," and how idiotic it is to critique anyone for not adhering to something that simply doesn't exist.

Along the lines of hip hop purist and traditionalist leanings, we'll also talk about Lil Wayne, who has become a member of the Universal Zulu Nation. We'll discuss what this might mean for hip hop music and culture as a whole.

We'll also discuss new releases, including the lastest from A$AP Ferg and others.

And we'll cover the recent non-indictment in Ferguson, over the shooting death of Michael Brown, and speak a bit about how artists & organizations should proceed when it comes to dealing with the aftermath of this situation.

All that, with YOUR CALLS!

This episode of The NY Hip Hop Report is brought to you by:

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