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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After the recent events highlighting racial profiling apparently committed by high-end retailer Barneys, Jay-Z, who has a limited-edition accessory line with the store, has been called on to pull his business. His response so far has been to... more

On Sunday, October 20, The NY Hip Hop Report welcomes representatives from embattled New York City graffiti mecca 5 Pointz, to give an update on the grassroots and legal efforts to protect the space against demolition by its... more

The CMJ Music Marathon, a massive, multi-pronged, multiple-genre music festival, takes over New York City this week, and The NY Hip Hop Report will preview several of the upcoming showcases dedicated to hip hop, including the... more

Tonight is a potpourri of sorts, as The NY Hip Hop Report will recap recent NY-area hip hop events and preview others, particularly those that you might not have heard about from your so-called local hip hop media outlets. Join... more

Join us for our weekly hip hop talk radio show, where this week we will be discussing the last-minute cancellation of the Rock The Bells festival, scheduled to roll into our area next weekend. We'll talk about what went wrong, what... more

Normally, we are talk radio. Like sports talk radio, just hip hoppier. SInce we have a no-music policy (aside from an occasional 'song-of-the-week') we thought it'd be cool to dedicate an episode to New York hip hop music, with... more

For tonight's show, we'll be talking with Calvan Fowler, a filmmaker exploring the world of sneaker obsession, with his documentary Jordan Heads. We'll talk about the film, and a bit about how hip hop and commercialism often go hand in... more

We're back after a brief Labor Day weekend break, and recapping some recent NY-area hip hop events including the 13th anniverdary of the End of the Weak weekly open mic showcase, and the album release party for the Bronx's YC... more

It's a topic we've spoken on before, and will undoubtedly touch again. New York hip hop radio, with a particular focus on the "major" hip hop stations in the area, Hot 97 and Power 105.1. Do they do enough to suuport New York's hip hop... more

Kendrick Lamar lit the rap world on fire with his aggressive verse and name/region-dropping. The reactions, and responses, have been varied. We are going to have the DEFINITIVE discussion about it, as only we can. Join us... more

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