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A report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) linked rapper Logic’s song “1-800-273-8255” to a reduction in suicides.
For a few days, the Jay-Z / NFL deal was all that anyone in hip-hop or sports was talking about. It was polarizing, and many people felt many types of ways about it. Now, after some time has passed, there remains one glaring mistake.
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The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy is linking up with the Harvard Graduate School of Education as media sponsor for the 2019 Can’t Stop Hip-Hop! The Education Movement Conference, taking place on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The free, full-day conference event, orchestrated by artist and GSE instructor Aysha Upchurch, will feature speakers, workshops and sessions focused […]
Libraries, museums, and universities must include hip-hop culture in their programming in thoughtful, authentic ways.
News Beat, which expertly blends hard-hitting journalism with hip-hop music, has snagged a top honor in the 2018 New York Press Club Journalism Awards. The podcast, which is reported on by esteemed journalists and produced, engineered and hosted by Manny Faces, mixes interviews with academics, thought leaders, authors and activists regarding major issues involving social […]
Responses to Lonzo Ball’s comments about his taste in music, and Nas in particular, miss the chance to explain what “relevancy” in hip-hop really means
It was MacGuyver meets DJ Premier. In one area of Spotify’s sprawling New York offices, a small group of young men and women watched as music educator Liam Baum worked on piecing together an invention of sorts. The idea was to create a drum machine from scratch – the type of device typically seen with soft […]
A NY Post story exhibited an egregious, disrespectful bias against hip-hop artist and FDNY Captain Kasseem “Ka” Ryan. The NYPD response was inappropriate.
Blaming rap music or the hip-hop community for the violence at Irving Plaza demonstrates a gross cultural misunderstanding — and possible attempt at scapegoating — that has no place in a police commissioner’s office
We feel it is important to provide some guidance as to how this, and other serious matters that involve hip-hop culture, should be covered in the media.
Uninformed, inflammatory language like Mushnick’s attack on Chance The Rapper has no place in journalism.
The 2-day event will take place at Spotify’s NYC office where high school students will study hip-hop elements and participate in code and music workshops
STATEMENT ON THE NAMING OF Q-TIP AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF HIP-HOP CULTURE FOR THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
STATEMENT ON NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL STREET NAMINGS HONORING DJ KOOL HERC & HIP-HOP MUSIC AND CULTURE AND ROBERT “PH” DIAZ The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy Executive Director Manny Faces issued the following statement on Friday, February 26, 2016: “We commend the New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio for naming streets in [...]
New and ongoing efforts to marry hip-hop with education and mental health therapy showing signs of delivering great benefit to young people
Dr. Bradley is the Spring 2016 Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow for the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at the Hutchins Center.
Overlooking who many already grant this title to, and others much more worthy of such recognition was a hurtful use of NPR’s great reach and influence
The Hip-Hop Education Center’s ‘Extra Credit Awards’ event celebrated hip-hop’s achievements and advances in the fields of education and health care.