The from the shooting involving rapper Troy Ave. and Irving Plaza has casued ripples throughout the New York live entertainment ecosystem. From incendiery comments by New York Police Department commissioner William Bratton, to LiveNation cancelling several subsequent concerts, trhe impression that hip-hop and violence are inextricably intertwined continues to permeate the live entertainment and law enforcement landscape in The Big Apple. We'll discuss this latest incident, Commissioner Bratton's comments, what might ACTUALLY be wrong with New York hip-hop's live music scene and what we can do to ensure that the genre and its participants can continue to provide entertainment to the vast majorty of hip-hop artists and fans who never cause or become involved with thype of behavior.
But first, show host Manny Faces kicks it with singer/songhwriter Donn T, who is in town as part of a month-long, weekly residency at le poisson rouge, curated by longtime affiliate of The Roots, Dice Raw.
Donn T speaks about making music at a time of joy instead of heartbreak, what it's like musically to be the sister of renowned drummer for The Roots, Questlove and what kind of project she has in the works.
Take a listen.
This episode of The NY Hip Hop Report is brought to you by the I Got Life residency through the month of June 2016, curated by Dice Raw (The Roots) and featuring Donn T, Black Thought, and many more. For information/tickets: http://www.birthplacemag.com/2016/05/dice-raw-le-poisson-rouge-i-got-life-residency/
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