UPDATE: Listen to Birthplace Magazine’s ‘The NY Hip Hop Report’ on Ife Dancy’s 2012 Hip Hop TakeOver.
The Hip Hop TakeOver is a yearly radio event on New York’s WBAI, a 24-hour marathon of hip hop programming led by WBAI personality and behind-the-scenes architect, Ife Dancy. The last full TakeOver, held in June, featured programming blocks led by several New York-area DJs, radio and music personalities, delivering a true assortment of music, commentary and entertainment to the area airwaves.
Today, Saturday, December 10th, the Hip Hop TakeOver returns, in conjunction with the good folks at SunToucher Entertainment, for a “mini-thon,” a junior version of the full TakeOver that will begin at 4 p.m. and last until 1 a.m. Sunday morning. The planned schedule is below, and we imagine there will be several guests and unplanned moments of radio gold interspersed with the expected scheduling.
The Hip Hop TakeOver begins with Kangol Kid, of veteran group U.T.F.O., who will be speaking on the Mama Luke Foundation, an organization tackling the issue of breast cancer, while later in the evening, more legendary hip hoppers will be taking over the mic, including NYOil (formerly Kool Kim of the UMCs), DJ Johnny Juice, and beginning at 9 p.m., the Cold Crush Brothers. DJ Evil Dee closes the TakeOver out, starting at 11 p.m.
Be sure to support New York hip hop in one of its most treasured forms, radio, and tune in to WBAI 99.5 FM, New York City or online at www.wbai.org.
The Hip Hop TakeOver Schedule
4 p.m. – Kangol Kid from UTFO
5 p.m. – Crazy Legs of the legendary Rock Steady Crew
6 p.m. – NYOil aka Kool Kim of the UMC’s
7 p.m. – DJ Johnny Juice
8 p.m. – DJ Lady Love and RD Smiley
9 p.m. – The Cold Crush Brothers
11 p.m. – DJ Evil Dee