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  • 01:27

    Ron Killings (aka R-Truth), plus NY hip hop news, recaps & more

    in Hip Hop Music

    On tonight's episode, we welcome Ron Killings, also known as WWE wrestler R-Truth, to The NY Hip Hop Report. In town for the 2015 SummerSlam being held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Ron Killings is also promoting the release of his new single, "What Cha Do To Get It?" as well as his upcoming album.


    If you watch the WWE, you'll know that Ron Killings, as R-Truth, is known for rapping his own entry into the ring with the crowd favorite, "What's Up!." But Ron is not your typical athlete-who-decided-to-try-his-hand-at-music. We hear that music was Ron's first love, and he had to be talked into entering the wrestling game! 


    Also, we're joined by Brooklyn's own Jadon, who recently beat out a nation's worth of contenders as part of the Jack Daniel's "Jack'N For Beats" MC competition, copping a $10,000 prize and a studio session with DJ Khaled.


    We're excited to hear from these world-class champions and hear about their ventures in music and more, and of course as always, we'll also bring you other New York hip hop news, event previews and take YOUR CALLS thoughout the night!


    The NY Hip Hop Report. New York's #1 hip hop talk show. Like sports talk radio. Just hip hoppier!


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


    YOUNG THUG & TORY LANEZ at The Paramount, Huntington, LI


    FREESTYLE MONDAYS at Meridian 23

  • 01:35

    Sean Price Remembered, Taking YOUR Calls, plus NY Hip Hop Event Recaps & more

    in Hip Hop Music

    The hip hop world received another shock this weekend, as news spread about the passing of veteran rap artist Sean Price. The Brooklyn rap heavyweight has been making braggadocious, clever, hard-hitting music as a member of Boot Camp Clik's Heltah Skeltah, with Black Milk & Guilty Simpson as Random Axe, and as a successful solo artist. The Duck Down Music representative reportedly passed away in his sleep on Saturday, August 8, 2015.


    We will, as we have in the past for other fallen members of our musical community, speak on the life and times and music of Sean Price, and we expect to hear from some folks who knew him and worked with him through the years.


    Of course, as always, we'll turn the phone lines open to the people, and welcome your calls to discuss the legacy of Sean Price.


    We'll take some time to go over some recent NY-area hip hop events and some upcoming ones as well.


    Please join us to come together as we remember Sean "Ruck" Price.

  • 01:41

    NY Hip Hop: Better Than It's Ever Been? Plus NY hip hop events & more

    in Hip Hop Music

    After a couple weeks hiatus, we're back to keep the conversation about New York hip hop music and culture going, as only we can. In fact, we're going to open it up a bit tonight, have one of our occasional, "State of NY Hip Hop" talks. Join hosts Manny Faces and Steve Ortiz as they discuss the current hip hop landscape in the Mecca of it all.


    We'll discuss music being released, from the 'big names' as well as independent and underground artists. We'll talk about venues, closing down, and some opening their doors for hip hop-related events. 


    We'll be sure to talk about the other aspects of hip hop that are often missing from the conversation, including grafitti and art, B-Boying and dance and DJing.


    We'll probably talk about, criticize, and give credit where due to other hip hop media, organizations and individuals who are doing what needs to be done to keep the full spectrum of hip hop music and culture alive in the Big Apple.


    And we'll happily debate anyone who has the notion that New York hip hop is unremarkable. So if you think this is the case, we want to hear from you.


    LIVE starting at 10pm, New York hip hop's #1 talk radio show is on the air, and ready to talk with you about the greatest culture in the greatest city in the world.


    Tonight's episode brought to you by Superfly: My Untold Story of Hip-Hop, on sale now.


    Tonight's episode also brought to you by the Tech808 conference, going down 11/21 at NYU.

  • 01:27

    Blues to Hip Hop, New York hip hop events and more

    in Hip Hop Music

    Hey all! We're taking it from hip hop, back to the Blues, and kicking it with Beareather Reddy and Nadii about the upcoming Big Eyed Blues Festival. They are kicking the 10th annual event off with a discussion about the Blues and Hip Hop, that our host Manny Faces is participating in, so tonight,we'll chat a bit about that connection.


    Plus, event previews and more.

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Hip Hop and Race - A NY Hip Hop Report Talk Show Town Hall

    in Music

    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 with a perspective like few others. Once dubbed the "CNN of the streets," hip hop has suffered something of an imposed identity crisis in recent years, being forced into a formulaic box by profit-seeking media conglomerates, seemingly more eager to produce cookie cutter music and prop up a certain sub-genre of rap superstar, at the expense of the huge range that exists in the overall music and culture.


    As always, New York plays a huge part of this issue, but while NYC is still the Mecca, the issues facing hip hop that deal with race, have become a national -- even international -- issue worth discussing on its own. Add to this, the current turbulent relations between many Americans and the institutions supposedly designed "to serve and protect" them, based largely on the unequal treatment served to certain segments of the population.


    In this special episode of The NY Hip Hop Report, we'll discuss both of these intriguing landscapes, both individually and how they coincide. Well discuss instances of real and perceived "cultural misappropriation" in the hip hop music business, how the industry muscled out pro-Black and "conscious" hip hop music over the years, as well as how current hip hop artists and organizations are at the forefront of the new civil rights movement, yet, rarely receive recognition or assistance, even from hip hop's most powerful figures.


    If there is any episode that we need your input, it's this one. We'll be taking calls all night from listeners and a couple of special call-in guests. Join us, and join the conversation!

  • 01:57

    Hip Hop Activism, NY Hip Hop events, new releases and more

    in Hip Hop Music

    It's one of those times in America when it's hard to just act like everything is normal. So while we are going to have our show, and continue with the normal things we do (reviewing and previewing NY hip hop events, delivering a few new releases of note), we'd be remiss in our duties if we didn't address and speak on the issues of the day.


    As such, we'll start with a discussion about an artist "town hall" meeting we attended in Harlem, addressing police brutality against the minority community. We hope to have some of New York's hip hop activists, including folks like Rebel Diaz, who traveled to Ferguson during the height of the protests, and we'll happily take your calls on the subject.


    It's an important time, and hip hop does have a part to play in these issues. We'll be here to talk about it with you.


    Tune in, and call up. We know your voice is important.

  • 03:00

    HIP HOP IS NOT DEAD:LAST WEEKS EPISODE REVISED

    in Hip Hop Music

    HIP HOP IS NOT DEAD is back with the BEST NON-STOP HIP HOP from YESTERDAY,TODAY, and TOMORROW!! YOU WILL NOT HEAR CONTINUOUS HIP HOP MUSIC LIKE THIS ANYWHERE ON THE RADIO! GUD MONEY AND DEEPDISH HAVE INCREDIBLE MUSIC FOR YOU TONIGHT as we do our weekly episode live from Pittsburgh,PA with global artists appearing on our show monthly. 


    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AS WE BROADCAST GREAT HIP HOP WORLDWIDE!


    CALL IN (347)945-6946 for some good conversation or sit back and enjoy the music. 


    YOU CAN FIND US ON PODCAST @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hip-hop-is-not-dead/id942568719?mt=2


    SPREAKER @http://www.spreaker.com/user/hiphopisnotdead.wordburgh


     

  • 03:00

    HIP HOP IS NOT DEAD:HAPPY NEW YEAR

    in Hip Hop Music

    HAPPY NEW YEAR  FROM HIP HOP IS NOT DEAD!


    HIP HOP IS NOT DEAD is back with the BEST NON-STOP HIP HOP from YESTERDAY,TODAY, and TOMORROW!! TO YOU WILL NOT HEAR CONTINUOUS HIP HOP MUSIC LIKE THIS ANYWHERE ON THE RADIO! MALBEC, GUD MONEY,AND DEEPDISH HAVE INCREDIBLE MUSIC FOR YOU TONIGHT as we do our weekly episode live from Pittsburgh,PA and San Antonio,TX. WE BROADCAST EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT, with local artists appearing on our show monthly. CALL IN (347)945-6946 for some good conversation or sit back and enjoy the music.


    YOU CAN FIND US ON PODCAST @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hip-hop-is-not-dead/id942568719?mt=2

  • 03:00

    HIP HOP IS NOT DEAD: MERRY CHRISTMAS

    in Hip Hop Music

    MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM HIP HOP IS NOT DEAD!


    HIP HOP IS NOT DEAD is back with the BEST NON-STOP HIP HOP from YESTERDAY,TODAY, and TOMORROW!! TO YOU WILL NOT HEAR CONTINUOUS HIP HOP MUSIC LIKE THIS ANYWHERE ON THE RADIO! MALBEC, GUD MONEY,AND DEEPDISH HAVE INCREDIBLE MUSIC FOR YOU TONIGHT as we do our weekly episode live from Pittsburgh,PA and San Antonio,TX. WE BROADCAST EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT, with local artists appearing on our show monthly. CALL IN (347)945-6946 for some good conversation or sit back and enjoy the music.


    YOU CAN FIND US ON PODCAST @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hip-hop-is-not-dead/id942568719?mt=2

  • 01:38

    Saigon, Homeboy Sandman on The NY Hip Hop Report

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    The NY Hip Hop Report, New York hip hop's #1 talk radio show, returns for the 2014 season with a bang! 


    Join Birthplace Magazine's Manny Faces and Steven Ortiz as they welcome listeners back with a one-two punch of hip hop heavyweights: Veteran rapper and actor Saigon (Entourage, VH1's Love and Hip Hop) & inimitable rap dynamo Homeboy Sandman (Stones Throw Records).


    Saigon, currently starring in VH1's Love and Hip Hop: New York, will be appearing in his one man show, Hip Hop My Way, later in the week in New York City. The next installment of his highly anticipated album series The Greatest Story Never Told, is due out in February.


    Queens-bred Homeboy Sandman, also performs later in the week, headlining Gramercy Theatre before heading out on tour to Australia.


    This episode is sponsored by:


    Rennie Harris PureMovement, Jan. 29 - Feb. 2 at The Joyce Theater


    The Blueprint: New York's Premier Emerging Hip Hop Showcase - Feb. 5 at Webster Hall


    The NY Hip Hop Report is a weekly talk show, featuring discussion regarding relevant New York hip hop topics, interviews with artists and other industry professionals and invites live caller participation. The program, started in 2012 by Birthplace Magazine founder Manny Faces, has included interviews with iconic figures such as Big Daddy Kane and Video Music Box’s Ralph McDaniels, as well as special shows, including an April, 2013 broadcast live from the 10th annual L’Original Festival, a yearly international hip hop festival in Lyon, France.

  • 02:18

    World street hip hop

    in Hip Hop Music

    From news to hip hop