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  • 01:38

    Saigon, Homeboy Sandman on The NY Hip Hop Report

    in Music

    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.

  • 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.

  • 01:00

    The NY Hip Hop Report - Artist TTK and NY hip hop discussion

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    TONIGHT, we kept the NY hip hop discussion going, and recapped and previewed some area events. Plus, we talked to artist TTK who has his hip-hop and pop-culture-influenced artwork displayed as part of the 1Plus1Plus1 Art Show, going on at White Rabbit until April 30. 
    Birthplace Magazine, the award-winning publication covering New York-area hip hop music and culture, presents

  • 01:27

    The NY Hip Hop Report - Women in NY Hip Hop Edition

    in Hip Hop Music

    In anticipation of several hip hop-related events planned in conjunction with Women’s History Month, The NY Hip Hop Report will revisit the topic of women in New York hip hop, a subject that is being discussed and celebrated by events such as the upcoming All Hail The Queen: A Tribute to the Women in Hip Hop event at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen, Vol. 6.
    On this episode, hosts Manny Faces and Steve Ortiz of New York-based hip hop publication Birthplace Magazine will interview Lah Tere and Kathleen, organizers of the MHHK event, taking place on March 2 at the Hostos Center for Arts & Culture in The Bronx.  
    Birthplace Magazine, the award-winning publication covering New York-area hip hop music and culture, presents The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces

  • 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.

  • 01:02

    The NY Hip Hop Report - NY Hip Hop & Politics

    in Music

    Tonight, we'll begin to explore the relationship between NY hip hop and politics, particularly in the wake of the swift and furious closing of the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (RDACBX). While not necessarily related to politics, we'll talk with the folks at RDACBX to find out the future, and what they think the politicians in NYC need to do to respect positive hip hop arts.
    Birthplace Magazine, the award-winning publication covering New York-area hip hop music and culture, presents

  • 01:01

    The NY Hip Hop Report - The DIversity of NY Hip Hop Edition

    in Hip Hop Music

    The diversity of New York hip hop is what continues to make our City the Mecca of the music and culture. Tonight, we'll talk about a variety of artists and styles, highlighting some recent songs, videos events and projects that celebrate the vast landscape and distinct dialect of New York's hip hop scene.
    Birthplace Magazine, the award-winning publication covering New York-area hip hop music and culture, presents The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces

  • 01:01

    The NY Hip Hop Report - The State of NY Hip Hop Radio

    in Hip Hop Music

    NY hip hop radio, particularly the giant commercial behemoth Hot 97, was the topic of much talk among NY hip hoppers, regarding the perceived lack of support for NY artists. The reaction by the public, and by the station were interesting, and help demonstrate the complexity of the New York hip hop landscape. Let's discuss!
    Birthplace Magazine, the award-winning publication covering New York-area hip hop music and culture, presents The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces, a weekly listener call-in "talk radio" program that provides a platform for discussion and dialog regarding New York-area hip hop news, music, artists, events and organizations.

  • 01:44

    Hot 97 on VH1, New NY hip hop releases, NY hip hop events!

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    Well, well. Hip Hop's "most important radio station" has gone Hollywood. If you can call VH1 "Hollywood." They announced "This is Hot 97," a new "reality show/comedy" to air on VH1, staring March 31. Since the self-proclaimed "home of hip hop" is often a topic of discussion here, we'll analyize this, and ask for YOUR opinions.


    Aside from that, we're finally recovered from covering the SPKRBOX Hip Hop Theater Festival in Oslo, Norway. So we'll be back to talking about some interesting releases from NY-area hip hop artists.


    We'll also be telling you about an amazing night of New York hip hop coming up on March 22, plus some other upcoming event highlights. 


    Tune in, call in and tell the world about New York hip hop's #1 talk radio show!!


    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.

  • 01:53

    New Nicki Minaj, Mister Cee Out, NY Hip Hop Event Reviews, Your Calls & more

    in Hip Hop Music

    We're back with another NY Hip Hop Report. This week, we'll talk a mix of mainstream and underground, music and events, recapping an interesting week in both lanes in and around New York City.


    Expected topics:


    Consistently polarizing Nicki Minaj finally drops a song that even haters would find a hard time criticizing. Hot


    97's long-time, and often-embattled, DJ Mister Cee has re-resigned from his post at the iconic rap radio station, abruptly, but without the swirl of controversey of his previous announcements.


    And we'll have call in guest correspondents reporting about two fascinating, NY-area hip-hop related events that happened last week, including the Tech808 conference organized by hip hop/tech/entrespreneurial event firm The Phat Startup, as well as a review of Homage 3: Illmatic, an original, Nas-inspired play that was shown at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.


    Those items, our discussions, upcoming event previews, and your calls LIVE on New York hip hop's #1 talk radio show, The NY Hip Hop Report.


    The NY Hip Hop Report is brought to you by BirthplaceMag.com, the #1 website for New York Hip Hop.


    This episode of The NY Hip Hop Report is brought tp you by Superfly: My Untold Story of Hip-Hop, the new book from Superfly Magazine pubisher Gloria Goldwater, detailing her improbable, but inportant role as early hip hop advocate and magazine publisher. Available now!

  • 01:41

    The King of NY Hip Hop - The DEFINITIVE discussion

    in Hip Hop Music

    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 as the ONLY NY-focused hip hop media outlets weigh in on this once and for all.
    We'll also be discussing the clash of the hip hop titans when it comes to hip hop's actual "birthday."
    And then there is Russell Simmons LATEST reminder why we called him out long ago.
    Do not get it twisted. Anyone can talk about these issues, but only ONE media family can speak from within, in the trenches, fully NY-hip hop focused.
    Join us live at 10pm with YOUR CALLS.