What The Jay-Z / NFL Deal Is Still Missing – AUDITORIAL

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.

Hip-Hop Can Save America! Podcast Update + Jay Z’s REAL Mistake? – AUDITORIAL

An update on the future of our groundbreaking Hip-Hop Can Save America! podcast, plus, a quick take on hip-hop, social justice, and the one REAL mistake that Jay Z may have made… CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE HIP-HOP CAN SAVE AMERICA! PODCAST FOR FREE

The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy Teams Up With Can’t Stop Hip-Hop! The Education Movement Conference at Harvard GSE

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 Welcome Hip-Hop Into Their Halls

Libraries, museums, and universities must include hip-hop culture in their programming in thoughtful, authentic ways.

Hip-Hop-infused Social Justice Journalism Podcast Wins Top NY Press Club Award

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 […]

Defending Nas: Why Responses to Lonzo Ball’s “Outdated” Comments Miss The Point

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

‘Hip-Hop Hacks’ Event Series Highlights Technological Innovation Fueled by Youth Culture and Lifestyle

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 […]

With Response to “Anti-Cop” Rapper, NYPD Brass (Again) Evinces Cultural Bias, Ignorance

A NY Post story exhibited an egregious, disrespectful bias against hip-hop artist and FDNY Captain Kasseem “Ka” Ryan. The NYPD response was inappropriate.

Dear Commissioner William Bratton: Irving Plaza Shooting Is a People Problem, Not a Rap Problem

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

Statement on Afrika Bambaataa Allegations, Hip-Hop and the Media

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.

NY Post, Phil Mushnick: Bigotry Has No Place In Sports Commentary

Uninformed, inflammatory language like Mushnick’s attack on Chance The Rapper has no place in journalism.

Hip-Hop Hacks: Young Hackers x Mixtape Museum x Spotify to Host Tech/Music Hackathon Event

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 Q-Tip Being Named Kennedy Center Artistic Director of Hip Hop Culture

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 NYC Mayor de Blasio’s “Hip-Hop” Street Namings

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 [...]

Hip-Hop Therapy and Counseling Programs Producing Positive Results

New and ongoing efforts to marry hip-hop with education and mental health therapy showing signs of delivering great benefit to young people

Dr. Regina Bradley Named 2016 Harvard Hip-Hop Fellow

Dr. Bradley is the Spring 2016 Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow for the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at the Hutchins Center.

Dear NPR: Frank Sinatra is NOT the Godfather of Hip-Hop

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

Hip-Hop Education Gets a Gold Star

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.