The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces is a weekly video vodcast/podcast which brings the latest in New York-area hip-hop music and culture. From event reviews and previews, to new music releases to cultural commentary, NY hip hop expert Manny Faces delivers a wide array of interesting, newsworthy and provocative topics of interest to those immersed in hip hop culture, as well as those on the outside, looking in.
Sean Price, Wyclef, Produkt Plus Rock Steady Crew Anniversary And End Of The Weak Recaps & The “Real” NY Rap Scene
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’sThe Carnival III,Sean Price’sImperius Rex and Produkt’sChange 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 (https://www.birthplacemag.com/events) , 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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Joe Budden & Hip Hop "Journalism," Jay-Zs 4:44, More #RIPProdigy News and more
In this episode of The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces, Manny speaks on the current state of hip-hop journalism, in response to the Joe Budden vs Migos uproar at the BET awards. As an award-winning new media journalist, Manny has plenty to say about the subject.
Upcoming releases from prominent New York-area hip-hop artists were also discussed, including Nitty Scott, a posthumous release from Sean Price and Jay-Z's upcoming 4:44.
As always, Manny brought much deserved attention to various NY-area hip-hop events, both recapping events from the past week and previewing upcoming events, including Steez Day, Peter Rosenberg's PeterPalooza and, on a more somber note, the public funeral service for recently deceased veteran MC Prodigy, of iconic rap group Mobb Deep.
Along with his biting commentary and vast hip-hop knowledge, Manny Faces delivered another episode of informative, entertaining and provocative hip-hop discussion.
RIP Prodigy, JSWISS Interview, Event (P)reviews
On this episode of The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces, we pay tribute to the late Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Few MCs personified gritty, visual, memorable New York rap better than Prodigy, and his contributions will surely be treasured for years to come.
We also spent some time kicking it with JSWISS, a talented young artist, as he announced his upcoming monthly summer residency at Rockwood Music Hall, bringing together an assortment of incredible musicians and special guests.
As always, we shed light on various other hip-hop happenings in and around New York City, and discussed upcoming releases by artists such as the late Sean Price.
Will the Real Hip-Hop Museum/Hall of Fame Please Stand Up
Episode six of the new format, and The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces keeps pushing the envelope when it comes to smart, passionate discussion about New York-area hip hop music and culture. For this episode, Manny Faces recapped outstanding recent hip hop-related happenings in and around NYC, including the inspiring and innovative #HipHopHacks event held at Spotify ( at which Manny was the opening speaker (https://www.mannyfaces.com/talks) ), as well as an album release party for internationally touring, independent artists Illspokinn & ZaJazza.
The meat and potatoes of the episode? An incredibly insightful look at the various entities who purport to be developing/building/opening various incarnations of a hip hop museum or Hall of Fame. Despite recently circulating reports about a new development planned for such an establishment in Harlem, Manny broke it down when it came to the history of the entities, and why, from multiple perspectives, while the idea of a hip hop museum/hall of fame sounds great in theory, the execution of those currently undertaking this monumental task is largely flawed, and such a project is highly unlikely to find success.
Summer of NY Hip Hop // #ForTheCulture? // Event recaps [S05E05]
In this episode, Manny Faces recapped a few exciting events from the past week, and broke down some of the many upcoming events scheduled for the next few months in NY hip hop music and culture, including Freestyle Mondays, the Tools of War old school hip hop park jams, and the (overpriced??) Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.
Napoleon Da Legend, Black Privilege, NY Hip Hop Event (P)Reviews, Ticket Giveaways & More [S05E04]
The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces continued with its new format and flow, airing another episode via the Facebook Live platform.
In this episode, as always, Manny Faces shed much needed light on the plethora of New York area hip-hop-related happenings, by recapping the past week (including star-studded concerts by iconic veterans like T.I. and buzzing up-and-comers like A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie) and previewing upcoming events (including the lyrical legend Kool G. Rap’s album release party coming up at NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club).
Manny also welcomed to the groundbreaking new video format, the DMV-to-NYC lyrical and substantive dynamo known as Napoleon Da Legend. This talented lyricist has dropped well-produced, thoughful and head-nod worthy bangers for years, and just recently — off of the strength of his two recent mixtapes Steal This Mixtape and Steal This Mixtape Too — spoke on the concept of “Black Privilege,” both through his music, and as it relates in particular to Charlamagne Tha God, who reecently penned a now best-selling book by the same name.
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Great for hip hop fans, especially in the New York area
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