Hip-Hop Can Save America

Hip-Hop Can Save America

"Hip-Hop Can Save America!" explores the innovative, inspiring, and often surprising ways Hip-Hop music, culture, and sensibilities are improving society in areas such as education, science/technology, health/wellness and more. Hosted by award-winning Hip-Hop journalist Manny Faces.
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Not Everything That Hip Hop Glitters is Hip Hop Gold
June 23, 202421:08

Not Everything That Hip Hop Glitters is Hip Hop Gold

If you find value in this work, please show love at https://www.patreon.com/mannyfaces 🙏 The LIVESTREAM SHOW air Mondays, 9pm ET - Subscribe at www.hiphopcansaveamerica.com/watch --- In this compelling video essay, or "Mannyfesto," Manny Faces unpacks the complexities behind high-profile Hip Hop-r...

#HipHopEd: The Concept. The Movement. The Conference. - Dr. Chris Emdin & Timothy Jones
June 17, 202458:36

#HipHopEd: The Concept. The Movement. The Conference. - Dr. Chris Emdin & Timothy Jones

Explore the transformative power of Hip Hop in education with Manny Faces, Dr. Chris Emdin and Timothy D. Jones in this compelling episode of "Hip Hop Can Save America." Dive into the vibrant #HipHopEd movement, where Hip Hop culture and values are ingeniously woven into the educational fabric to s...

How Hip Hop Made the World: Dr. Todd Boyd on Cultural Foundations & Global Impact of Hip Hop
June 06, 202444:33

How Hip Hop Made the World: Dr. Todd Boyd on Cultural Foundations & Global Impact of Hip Hop

In this episode of "Hip Hop Can Save America!," host Manny Faces converses with renowned cultural critic and author Dr. Todd Boyd aka The Notorious Ph.D. about the dynamic history and significant impact of Hip Hop culture. Dr. Boyd, whose latest book "Rapper's Deluxe: How Hip Hop Made the World" sh...

Hip Hop and Technology, AI and more with Darrell Booker from Microsoft
May 21, 202438:11

Hip Hop and Technology, AI and more with Darrell Booker from Microsoft

On this episode of "Hip Hop Can Save America," host Manny Faces sits down with Darrell Booker, Corporate Affairs Specialist, Racial Equity Tech Lead and head of the Nonprofit Tech Acceleration (NTA) for African American communities at Microsoft, to explore the transformative power of Hip Hop in edu...

Hip Hop x Occupational Therapy / Occupational Science with Dr. Jian Jones
May 16, 202459:05

Hip Hop x Occupational Therapy / Occupational Science with Dr. Jian Jones

"The future of occupation is Hip Hop. There's gonna be more occupational science research that includes Hip Hop, the different elements of Hip Hop, the different ways that Hip Hop has inspired individuals to participate in different tasks, as well as the therapy aspect from the examples that I gave...

Why Questlove's "Hip Hop Is Truly Dead" Claim is Wrong... and Harmful
May 14, 202423:47

Why Questlove's "Hip Hop Is Truly Dead" Claim is Wrong... and Harmful

In the wake of the Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake rap beef, opinions and hot takes have flooded in about the battle, including some from high-profile figures like Stevie Wonder and Rick Ross. In this video, I challenge one controversial opinion from the respected Hip Hop historian and musicologist, Quest...

Channeling Hip Hop's True Culture for Peace and Empowerment with Chosen Zulu King, PRiZM
May 07, 202436:34

Channeling Hip Hop's True Culture for Peace and Empowerment with Chosen Zulu King, PRiZM

"I’ve seen firsthand how Hip Hop can divert the youth from the streets to self-awareness and empowerment." Meet Chosen Zulu King PRiZM, a seasoned Hip Hop Cultural Specialist & Youth Mentor with over 30 years of experience. His journey includes 25 years in motivational speaking, management, mar...

Hip Hop Doesn't Need 'More Balance' in the Mainstream! (Wait. What??)
April 16, 202412:30

Hip Hop Doesn't Need 'More Balance' in the Mainstream! (Wait. What??)

Many people long for more "balance" when it comes to the content of rap music being played on radio or is promoted on streaming and social media channels. Manny Faces suggests we shouldn't focus on the mainstream music business at all when it comes to finding ways to change what young people are be...