Aug 3, 2017
The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces once again proved itself to be the single most informative New York rap resource on the planet (probably) with another hour-plus long episode recapping the latest in NY rap news, new releases, event recaps and upcoming event previews.
Host Manny Faces, who was a guest as several premiere industry events including a private listening party for Wyclef’s The Carnival III, Sean Price’s Imperius Rex and Produkt’s Change The Frequency, and relayed the details about those events and their associated projects. With the help of photos from esteemed NY-area event photographer Fly Lady Dii, Manny also recapped the Rock Steady Crew 40th Anniversary event in Central Park and the End of the Weak Challenge of Champions.
In addition, while interacting with live viewers, Manny went through an amazing array of upcoming hip-hop happenings in and around New York City, as listed on the Birthplace Magazine NY-area Hip-Hop Event Calendar, the most comprehensive of its kind.
As an extension of that rundown, Manny then broke down what many outside of the region don’t understand about the NY rap scene — that despite a couple of artists who make break out into mainstream visibility, the true value of NYC’s hip-hop landscape is the vast, expansive amount of artists, organizations, events, styles and fans in the area, still the most diverse and progressive place on the planet for hip-hop music and culture.
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