90 episodes

"Hip-Hop Can Save America!" explores the innovative, inspiring, and often surprising ways Hip-Hop music, culture, and sensibilities are improving society in areas such as education, science/technology, health/wellness and more. Hosted by award-winning Hip-Hop journalist Manny Faces.

Hip-Hop Can Save America The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy / Manny Faces Media

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    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

"Hip-Hop Can Save America!" explores the innovative, inspiring, and often surprising ways Hip-Hop music, culture, and sensibilities are improving society in areas such as education, science/technology, health/wellness and more. Hosted by award-winning Hip-Hop journalist Manny Faces.

    How Hip Hop Made the World: Dr. Todd Boyd on Cultural Foundations & Global Impact of Hip Hop

    How Hip Hop Made the World: Dr. Todd Boyd on Cultural Foundations & Global Impact of Hip Hop

    In this episode of "Hip Hop Can Save America!," host Manny Faces converses with renowned cultural critic and author Dr. Todd Boyd aka The Notorious Ph.D. about the dynamic history and significant impact of Hip Hop culture.
    Dr. Boyd, whose latest book "Rapper's Deluxe: How Hip Hop Made the World" sheds light on Hip Hop's 50-year journey, discusses the genre's origins in the urban decay of 1970s New York, influenced by blaxploitation films, Richard Pryor's comedy, and the distinctive styles of returning Vietnam veterans -- and takes us through the next few decades as the genre and culture go on to reach global influence.
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    Hip-Hop Can Save America! with Manny Faces is a Manny Faces Media production, in association with The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy.
    Links and resources:
    SHOW WEBSITE: https://www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com
    ON YOUTUBE: https://www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com/watch
    MANNY FACES: https://www.mannyfaces.com
    NEWSLETTER (free!): https://mannyfaces.substack.com
    SUPPORT QUALITY INDIE HIP HOP JOURNALISM: https://www.patreon.com/mannyfaces
    Manny Faces Media (podcast production company): https://www.mannyfacesmedia.com
    The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy: https://www.hiphopadvocacy.org
    SPONSORS / FRIENDS:
    The Mixtape Museum: https://www.mixtapemuseum.org
    Hip-Hop Hacks: https://www.hiphophacks.com
    Hip-Hop Can Save America! is produced, written, edited, smacked, flipped, rubbed down, and distributed by Manny Faces.
    Eternal thanks to Consulting Producer, Sommer McCoy.

    • 44 min
    Hip Hop and Technology, AI and more with Darrell Booker from Microsoft

    Hip Hop and Technology, AI and more with Darrell Booker from Microsoft

    On this episode of "Hip Hop Can Save America," host Manny Faces sits down with Darrell Booker, Corporate Affairs Specialist, Racial Equity Tech Lead and head of the Nonprofit Tech Acceleration (NTA) for African American communities at Microsoft, to explore the transformative power of Hip Hop in education and the technology industry.
    They delve into Microsoft's Responsible AI framework, which aims to address biases and promote diversity in AI projects, initiatives like Microsoft's TEALS program and workshops in collaboration with iconic organizations, such as the Harlem Globetrotters and The Hip Hop Museum, making a significant impact on diverse youth communities through STEAM education and coding using tools like Microsoft MakeCode and Minecraft Education Edition.
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    Hip-Hop Can Save America! with Manny Faces is a Manny Faces Media production, in association with The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy.
    Links and resources:
    SHOW WEBSITE: https://www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com
    ON YOUTUBE: https://www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com/watch
    MANNY FACES: https://www.mannyfaces.com
    NEWSLETTER (free!): https://mannyfaces.substack.com
    SUPPORT QUALITY INDIE HIP HOP JOURNALISM: https://www.patreon.com/mannyfaces
    Manny Faces Media (podcast production company): https://www.mannyfacesmedia.com
    The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy: https://www.hiphopadvocacy.org
    SPONSORS / FRIENDS:
    The Mixtape Museum: https://www.mixtapemuseum.org
    Hip-Hop Hacks: https://www.hiphophacks.com
    Hip-Hop Can Save America! is produced, written, edited, smacked, flipped, rubbed down, and distributed by Manny Faces.
    Eternal thanks to Consulting Producer, Sommer McCoy.

    • 38 min
    Hip Hop x Occupational Therapy / Occupational Science with Dr. Jian Jones

    Hip Hop x Occupational Therapy / Occupational Science with Dr. Jian Jones

    "The future of occupation is Hip Hop. There's gonna be more occupational science research that includes Hip Hop, the different elements of Hip Hop, the different ways that Hip Hop has inspired individuals to participate in different tasks, as well as the therapy aspect from the examples that I gave previously." -- Dr. Jian Jones
    In this captivating episode of Hip Hop Can Save America!, host Manny Faces and guest Dr. Jian Jones delve into the innovative ways Hip Hop culture is reshaping the field of occupational therapy. Dr. Jones, an assistant professor at Florida A&M University, shares her groundbreaking approach to integrating Hip Hop themes into the occupational therapy curriculum.
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    Hip-Hop Can Save America! with Manny Faces is a Manny Faces Media production, in association with The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy.
    Links and resources:
    SHOW WEBSITE: https://www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com
    ON YOUTUBE: https://www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com/watch
    MANNY FACES: https://www.mannyfaces.com
    NEWSLETTER (free!): https://mannyfaces.substack.com
    SUPPORT QUALITY INDIE HIP HOP JOURNALISM: https://www.patreon.com/mannyfaces
    Manny Faces Media (podcast production company): https://www.mannyfacesmedia.com
    The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy: https://www.hiphopadvocacy.org
    SPONSORS / FRIENDS:
    The Mixtape Museum: https://www.mixtapemuseum.org
    Hip-Hop Hacks: https://www.hiphophacks.com
    Hip-Hop Can Save America! is produced, written, edited, smacked, flipped, rubbed down, and distributed by Manny Faces.
    Eternal thanks to Consulting Producer, Sommer McCoy.

    • 59 min
    Why Questlove's "Hip Hop Is Truly Dead" Claim is Wrong... and Harmful

    Why Questlove's "Hip Hop Is Truly Dead" Claim is Wrong... and Harmful

    In the wake of the Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake rap beef, opinions and hot takes have flooded in about the battle, including some from high-profile figures like Stevie Wonder and Rick Ross. In this video, I challenge one controversial opinion from the respected Hip Hop historian and musicologist, Questlove.
    Is Hip Hop really "truly dead," or is Questlove's knee-jerk statement causing more harm than good to the culture he claims to care about?
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    Hip-Hop Can Save America! with Manny Faces is a Manny Faces Media production, in association with The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy.
    Links and resources:
    SHOW WEBSITE: https://www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com
    ON YOUTUBE: https://www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com/watch
    MANNY FACES: https://www.mannyfaces.com
    NEWSLETTER (free!): https://mannyfaces.substack.com
    SUPPORT QUALITY INDIE HIP HOP JOURNALISM: https://www.patreon.com/mannyfaces
    Manny Faces Media (podcast production company): https://www.mannyfacesmedia.com
    The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy: https://www.hiphopadvocacy.org
    SPONSORS / FRIENDS:
    The Mixtape Museum: https://www.mixtapemuseum.org
    Hip-Hop Hacks: https://www.hiphophacks.com
    Hip-Hop Can Save America! is produced, written, edited, smacked, flipped, rubbed down, and distributed by Manny Faces.
    Eternal thanks to Consulting Producer, Sommer McCoy.

    • 23 min
    Channeling Hip Hop's True Culture for Peace and Empowerment with Chosen Zulu King, PRiZM

    Channeling Hip Hop's True Culture for Peace and Empowerment with Chosen Zulu King, PRiZM

    "I’ve seen firsthand how Hip Hop can divert the youth from the streets to self-awareness and empowerment."
    Meet Chosen Zulu King PRiZM, a seasoned Hip Hop Cultural Specialist & Youth Mentor with over 30 years of experience. His journey includes 25 years in motivational speaking, management, marketing, sales, training & development, community outreach, and youth mentorship. As the co-founder of Chosen Zulu and founder of Chosen Networks and Chosen Coaching and Consulting, PRiZM focuses on Hip Hop advocacy, youth mentoring, and young entrepreneur assistance.
    Using tenets of Hip Hop culture to help bring out the best in individuals and families, PRiZM's mission is to help you be CHOSEN.
    www.chosenhiphop.com
    #youthempowerment #hiphop #culture #personaldevelopment
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    Hip-Hop Can Save America! with Manny Faces is a Manny Faces Media production, in association with The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy.
    Links and resources:
    SHOW WEBSITE: https://www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com
    ON YOUTUBE: https://www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com/watch
    MANNY FACES: https://www.mannyfaces.com
    NEWSLETTER (free!): https://mannyfaces.substack.com
    SUPPORT QUALITY INDIE HIP HOP JOURNALISM: https://www.patreon.com/mannyfaces
    Manny Faces Media (podcast production company): https://www.mannyfacesmedia.com
    The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy: https://www.hiphopadvocacy.org
    SPONSORS / FRIENDS:
    The Mixtape Museum: https://www.mixtapemuseum.org
    Hip-Hop Hacks: https://www.hiphophacks.com
    Hip-Hop Can Save America! is produced, written, edited, smacked, flipped, rubbed down, and distributed by Manny Faces.
    Eternal thanks to Consulting Producer, Sommer McCoy.

    • 36 min
    Hip Hop Doesn't Need 'More Balance' in the Mainstream! (Wait. What??)

    Hip Hop Doesn't Need 'More Balance' in the Mainstream! (Wait. What??)

    Many people long for more "balance" when it comes to the content of rap music being played on radio or is promoted on streaming and social media channels. Manny Faces suggests we shouldn't focus on the mainstream music business at all when it comes to finding ways to change what young people are being exposed to.
    Realizing that while music is subjective, popular rap certainly doesn't represent the depth of Hip Hop's total social, cultural or creative ethos. However, calling attention to this distinction (as many do), making different music (as many do), or trying to fight for change within the music/radio/streaming businesses (as many do) -- while worthy and necessary work -- isn't where the real solution lies.
    #hiphopmusic #hiphopradio #hiphopculture
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    Hip-Hop Can Save America! with Manny Faces is a Manny Faces Media production, in association with The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy.
    Links and resources:
    SHOW WEBSITE: https://www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com
    ON YOUTUBE: https://www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com/watch
    MANNY FACES: https://www.mannyfaces.com
    NEWSLETTER (free!): https://mannyfaces.substack.com
    SUPPORT QUALITY INDIE HIP HOP JOURNALISM: https://www.patreon.com/mannyfaces
    Manny Faces Media (podcast production company): https://www.mannyfacesmedia.com
    The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy: https://www.hiphopadvocacy.org
    SPONSORS / FRIENDS:
    The Mixtape Museum: https://www.mixtapemuseum.org
    Hip-Hop Hacks: https://www.hiphophacks.com
    Hip-Hop Can Save America! is produced, written, edited, smacked, flipped, rubbed down, and distributed by Manny Faces.
    Eternal thanks to Consulting Producer, Sommer McCoy.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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An intelligent podcast on hip hop

Few hip hop podcasts have intellectual conversations about the culture. This is one of the few!

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Powerful

Manny is a great host. This is an amazing show. You should listen.

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Stellar journalism

A truly outstanding and thoughtful series. Highly recommended.

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