About Manny Faces


Manny Faces is an award-winning new media journalist and digital strategist based in the New York area.

He is the founder and executive director of The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy, a think-tank styled advocacy group working to improve the public’s perception of hip-hop music and culture.

He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Birthplace Magazine, a thriving online entertainment and lifestyle destination focusing on hip-hop music and culture in the New York metropolitan area.

In addition, Manny is creator and host of The NY Hip Hop Report, a popular weekly, talk radio program and The Manny Faces Show, a bi-weekly, long-form audio magazine show that features conversations with creatives from many different disciplines.

Manny is the co-author of a research survey project, The Reputation of Hip-Hop 2015, that studied the public perception of hip-hop music and culture, along with Dr. Joy Sever, Ph.D, an independent researcher/consultant with more than 20 years of reputation research experience.

Manny is also an accomplished DJ/producer/remixer, event/TV/radio host/personality, an outspoken media critic and a die-hard advocate for hip hop music and culture.

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