UPDATE: Listen to Birthplace Magazine’s “The NY Hip Hop Report,” which aired during the 8a-10a time slot on The Hip Hop TakeOver.
The annual Hip Hop Takeover comes to New York’s commercial-free radio station WBAI (99.5 FM, www.wbai.org) this weekend, beginning Friday night (June 29) and lasting a full 24 hours, ending Saturday night (June 30) at midnight.
2012′s Ifé Dancy presents The HipHop TakeOver will include programming blocks from a variety of radio and entertainment entities and organizations, including a 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Saturday morning segment with Birthplace Magazine founder Manny Faces and Senior Writer Steven Ortiz.
Created by WBAI on-air personality Ife Dancy, who hosts her own bi-weekly program The Show alongside co-host The Mighty G-Man (alternating Wednesday mornings from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.), The Hip Hop Takeover provides an outlet for music and discussion covering many facets of hip hop music and culture.
In Decemeber 2011, a “mini”-Takeover culminated with an in-studio interview and performance with the legendary Cold Crush Brothers.
This year, participants in The Hip Hop Takeover will focus on the theme of June being Black History Month, and include programming and discussion that will delve into the current state of Urban radio in general.
Birthplace Magazine founder and Editor-In-Chief Manny Faces will host a segment during the 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. slot on Saturday, June 30, along with Senior Writer Steven Ortiz, as an offshoot of the weekly internet radio program, The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces, which airs Sunday nights from 10 p.m to 11 p.m on the BlogTalkRadio network.
“The concept of The NY Hip Hop Report is traditional talk radio,” explains Manny Faces. “We don’t play music. Instead, we discuss various New York-area hip hop artists, events and issues that are often neglected by mainstream New York media, including urban radio, to provide the audience of BirthplaceMag.com an alternative source of information, as well as an opportunity to discuss the local hip hop scene, through listener calls to the show. Being invited to bring our form of hip hop-related dialog to the listeners of The Hip Hop Takeover is an honor.”
The complete itinerary for the 24-hour programming block is still being finalized, and we will update as the schedule becomes known. Hip hop heads locked in to 99.5 FM or listening online at www.wbai.org during Ifé Dancy presents The HipHop TakeOver will undoubtedly be rewarded with a fascinating variety of hip hop music, news, information and music that is hard to find anywhere else, and well worth the listen.
Visit www.facebook.com/TheHipHopTakeOver for more information and updates during the Takeover.