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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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...

Music & Message: Y?'s Blueprint for Activism Through Art, Music and Hip Hop Culture!
April 02, 202454:57

Music & Message: Y?'s Blueprint for Activism Through Art, Music and Hip Hop Culture!

On this episode we explore the intersection of Hip Hop and social change with Yogi "Y?" Guyadin (@whynotshowlove) on the latest episode of "Hip Hop Can Save America." Host Manny Faces engages with the Hip Hop ARTivist and educator on a range of topics, from the relevance of intergenerational wisdom...

Hip Hop x Financial Empowerment with fintech founder, DIVINE of Solvent
March 27, 202432:56

Hip Hop x Financial Empowerment with fintech founder, DIVINE of Solvent

In this episode of "Hip Hop Can Save America," host Manny Faces engages with financial tech entrepreneur DIVINE to examine the intersection of Hip Hop, technology, and finance. DIVINE introduces his platform, Solvent, which empowers system-impacted individuals through financial literacy and entrepr...

Social and Emotional Learning through Hip Hop? Jamila Sams & We Do It 4 The Culture's SEL curriculum
March 17, 202438:34

Social and Emotional Learning through Hip Hop? Jamila Sams & We Do It 4 The Culture's SEL curriculum

Manny Faces speaks with Jamila Sams , a passionate and visionary educator who is deeply committed to harnessing the transformative power of education to uplift communities. At the heart of her pedagogy lies a profound connection to Hip Hop culture, which she sees as a vital instrument for enriching...

A "Hip Hop Task Force" in Congress? Rep. Jamaal Bowman on Hip Hop as a political force for change
March 13, 202427:13

A "Hip Hop Task Force" in Congress? Rep. Jamaal Bowman on Hip Hop as a political force for change

Representative Jamaal Bowman from New York joins Manny Faces to delve into the mission of the newly launched "Hip Hop Task Force" on Capitol Hill, exploring how Hip Hop culture can be leveraged to effect change in politics and society. Ranging from the intersection of Hip Hop and social justice to ...