Published 08/04/17
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.
Published 08/03/17
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...
Published 06/29/17
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...
Published 06/24/17
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), as well as an album release party for internationally touring, independent artists...
Published 06/19/17
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.
Published 06/01/17
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...
Published 05/29/17
Both the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and Hot 97’s “Summer Jam” released schedules and lineups in past days. Manny Faces provided a breakdown of the artists set to perform, as well as — particularly in the case of the multi-day Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival — information regarding other events scheduled to take place. The episode’s sponsor, aside from New York hip-hop’s #1 website and event calendar, BirthplaceMag.com, was End of the Weak, a staple of underground and independent hip-hop music and...
Published 04/27/17
Well, we managed to pull this off for a second week so I guess it’s official. The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces continued its new season and new format with another episode aired via Facebook Live, featuring news from around the NYC-area hip hop world. New releases from Talib and Styles P, Homeboy Sandman and others were discussed and previewed, and Manny Faces interviewed Illspokinn, host of the long-running Freestyle Mondays event series. We shared information about upcoming...
Published 04/20/17
The return of The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces to a weekly schedule, with a new live video show format, touched on recent NY-area hip hop events, new releases, New York rap radio and more.
Published 04/13/17