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"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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 19 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.

    Hip Hop Therapy with J.C. Hall

    Hip Hop Therapy with J.C. Hall

    Prior to the pandemic, and at the insistence of one of our prior guests Dr. Elliot Gann, I visited Mott Haven Community High School in the Bronx, to see J.C. Hall’s Hip Hop Therapy Studio program in action. This full fledged recording studio was filled with students, hanging out after school to craft, rehearse and record music and spoken word. They were engaged, excited, and bursting with creative brilliance. On the surface, you might think this was simply a music class, an extracurricular club.
    In some ways, it was. But it’s so much more than that. See, this is what Hip-Hop therapy can look like. The concept and the program was showcased in the award-winning documentary short Mott Haven, exploring how this work was able to so effectively address grief and trauma in the wake of a school tragedy, and after having seen just a taste during my own visit, I wasn’t surprised in the least.
    So, after much too much time, I finally reached out to kick it with J.C. Hall about the program. Hall, a 2020 Jefferson Award winner for outstanding public service related to this work, broke down how the worlds of Hip-Hip and therapy can -- and should - combine.
    If you ask me, healing never sounded so good.
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    Remember, if you like what we do, please take a moment to rate and review the show. And if you feel so inclined, you can help support this show and other Hip-Hop and social justice related work at https://my.captivate.fm/www.patreon.com/mannyfaces (www.patreon.com/mannyfaces).

    • 59 min
    Hip-Hop + Youth Empowerment + Social Justice with Khafre Jay

    Hip-Hop + Youth Empowerment + Social Justice with Khafre Jay

    Khafre Jay is the founder and executive director of https://www.hiphopforchange.org/ (Hip Hop For Change), a nonprofit that is empowering youth, adults, and entire communities through the power of Hip-Hop music and culture, with a focus on social justice. We’ll hear how activism nonprofit experience from outside of Hip-Hop can be applied to the advancement of these ideas, how their growing organization had to pivot due to the pandemic, and Jay's plans to use Hip-Hop to... well... help save America, particularly its traditionally underserved and oppressed citizens, one big city at a time.
    Remember, if you like what we do, please take a moment to rate and review the show. And if you feel so inclined, you can help support this show and other Hip-Hop and social justice related work at https://my.captivate.fm/www.patreon.com/mannyfaces (www.patreon.com/mannyfaces).

    • 55 min
    Hip-Hop x Civics, Education & Activism with Ellect

    Hip-Hop x Civics, Education & Activism with Ellect

    On this episode, artist, activist and educator, Ellect gave us a taste of how his work with #HipHopIsVoting was aimed at making an impact on the 2020 election cycle as well as the future of civic engagement. As we saw from some local elections, and in a big way in Georgia, these ideas have merit, and can indeed help bring about major change.
    Ellect also talks about his role as an educator, and as an artist that frequently works issues such as climate change and racial justice into his work.
    Plus, fun fact: He’s related to someone you know.
    All in all, Ellect brings a ton to the table when it comes to demonstrating ways that Hip-Hop music and culture can be used to uplift humanity.
    Remember, if you like what we do, please take a moment to rate and review the show. And if you feel so inclined, you can help support this show and other Hip-Hop and social justice related work at www.patreon.com/mannyfaces.

    • 48 min
    Hip-Hop x Philosophy with Dr. Mark Sanders

    Hip-Hop x Philosophy with Dr. Mark Sanders

    On this episode of Hip-Hop Can Save America! aka ‘the world’s smartest Hip-Hop podcast’, (we think very deeply). A look at the intersection of Hip-Hop and philosophy with Dr. Mark Sanders of the University of North Carolina.
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    • 34 min
    This is What Hip-Hop Activism Looks Like [Genesis Be]

    This is What Hip-Hop Activism Looks Like [Genesis Be]

    On this episode of Hip-Hop Can Save America! We hear from Genesis Be, a lifelong artist activist who has put her career, and life, on the line making politically charged music, groundbreaking public statements and quite literally, helped make history.
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    • 39 min
    Mental Health Therapy Through Hip-Hop Beat Making with Dr. Elliot Gann

    Mental Health Therapy Through Hip-Hop Beat Making with Dr. Elliot Gann

    On this episode of Hip-Hop Can Save America!, healing trauma in young people through therapeutic beat making. Dr. Elliot Gann of https://todaysfuturesound.org/ (Today's Future Sound) breaks down the concept, his acclaimed work in the field, and the neuroscience behind it all.
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    • 1 hr 19 min

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