On this episode of the world’s most important Hip Hop podcast, we spread love the Brooklyn way, as Jay Hill from Brooklyn Rising talks about this New Year’s Eve’s Hip-Hop fueled celebration in the heart of BK.

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Deuces. We’re here on the cusp of the new year, and for long time listeners, as you can tell, a new vibe here at the world’s most important Hip Hop podcast. You might not know it if you’re listing in your favorite podcast app, but we’re now also bringing Hip-Hop Can Save America! to you in video format on YouTube.

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There will be a lil more razzle dazzle here and there as we officially kick off the new season in 2023 – not to mention, I have a bunch of speaking dates to announce so hopefully, I’ll be swinging through a city near you — but in the meantime, I wanted to bring you one more show before we say goodbye to 22.

The timing is important. Earlier this winter, I was contacted by Jay Hill and the team at Brooklyn Rising, as they were looking to invite prominent Hip Hop heads and organizations to Restoration Plaza on New Year’s Eve for the second annual Brooklyn Ball Rising – a celebration similar to the big Times Square to-do, but with a brilliant ball rising instead of falling… way more locals than tourists… and in support of a cause meaningful to the soul of the borough. For this year’s grand rising, that cause is the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, being universally celebrated over the course of the next 12 months.

I was honored by the invitation to participate of course, and being that I’m bicoastal as it were, staying near Atlanta these days but often jumping back and forth to the Big Apple, Brick City and Strong Island, I just might be able to swing through. Regardless, I wanted to give Jay the space to speak on his vision, the roadblocks and hurdles, and the progress of this community minded vision for the great borough of Brooklyn.

As you’ll hear, sky’s the limit.

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