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The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces is a weekly video vodcast/podcast which brings the latest in New York-area hip-hop music and culture. From event reviews and previews, to new music releases to cultural commentary, NY hip hop expert Manny Faces delivers a wide array of interesting, newsworthy and provocative topics of interest to those immersed in hip hop culture, as well as those on the outside, looking in.
 
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In this episode, Kamron and D'Andre are joined by Afiya Francis of InSeason Tours – a tourism company dedicated to the exploration of our local culinary landscape. Together, they discuss food as a catalyst for connecting different people together and the fact that T&T cuisine is a melting pot of cultures and flavours from different parts of the wor…
 
In this episode, Kamron and D’Andre are joined by social media, design and branding experts Christophe Pierre and Shurdelle Jennings. They explore the basic concepts of brand strategy and development while discussing the reasons for our own downfalls in owning our identity within branding throughout the Caribbean region. What makes us unique as Car…
 
In this episode, Kamron and D'Andre, along with local filmmakers Shari Petti and Oliver Milne, discuss the role of film in the identity and culture of Trinidad and Tobago. They touch on the development of the business side of film as well as the untapped potential of film as a creative art in the Caribbean. Is there truly a film industry? Are we te…
 
In this episode, Kamron and D'Andre along with lifestyle bloggers and natural hair advocates Saché Alexander-George and Ghyanne Jack discuss the climate of beauty today in Trinidad and Tobago. They each discuss their natural hair experiences and their struggles with self acceptance in the age of colorism and anti blackness in the Caribbean. What do…
 
In this episode, we are joined by the extremely brilliant and innovative Kyle Maloney; co-founder of six technology driven companies across a myriad of industries including Tech Beach, F1rst and Chef Made. After his splendid rendition of a Jamaican accent, the conversation begins by detailing his entrepreneurial journey and reflecting on his past f…
 
In Part 2 of this episode, Kamron, D'Andre, Freetown Collective and Jimmy October pick up from where they left off. They continue to talk about the lack of transparency in the local music industry, the lack of succession planning and the dog eat dog nature of the industry, assuming that an industry actually exists. They also talk about the responsi…
 
Kamron and D’Andre are joined by artiste duo Freetown Collective and singer/songwriter Jimmy October. Together they touch on the creation of culture through music, Nailah Blackman's tweet concerning soca music and the current state of music in the Caribbean. In addition, they explore the realms of our parent genre, calypso, and its unfortunate decl…
 
In this season D’Andre and Kamron continue the creative conversation by choosing to explore the concepts of Identity and Culture and how that contributes to the Creative Landscape of Trinidad and Tobago and it’s people. Their desire is to dissect the history of Trinidad & Tobago in order to provide proper context of the development of their culture…
 
Kamron and D'Andre celebrate the end of season one by having an honest conversation about what hosting a podcast really entails; the ups and downs, the highs and lows and everything in between. They hope that in sharing their process, it inspires and motivates those who listen. Stay tuned for Season 2. It's gonna be lit. For updates, follow: @reces…
 
Kamron and D'Andre are joined by Keziah Lendor, an all around "boss babe" with an interesting journey and wisdom beyond her years. While briefly outlining her story, Kez mentions that she did Political Sciences and International Relations in university – a course of study that was by all means distant from her current profession. Together, the trio…
 
In this episode, Kamron and D'Andre go behind the scenes to reveal the not so glamorous part of being a creative. They explain that while it's great to do what you love, it's not all fun and games. From overcoming creative blocks to effective scheduling, being a creative, fun as it may be, isn't without its challenges. For updates, follow: @recessp…
 
Kamron and D'Andre are joined by Shanice Kellman, a Guyana-born creative residing in New York. Shanice starts by briefly chatting a bit about her story: being raised in a West Indian household and how that contributed to her journey. They explore the differences between being an independent creative and working in the corporate world. D'Andre also …
 
Kamron and D'Andre talk about their "organized" lives as creatives. From Kamron's challenges with establishing a concrete daily routine to D'Andre's night owl tendencies, the girls discuss the ins and outs of their creative processes, pitfalls and all. They even touch on the beauty of collaborations and dealing with creative blocks. For updates, fo…
 
On the first episode of Recess: Creative Convos, Kamron and D'Andre chat a bit about themselves and reminisce on their personal creative journeys and all that led them up to this point. Fun fact 1: Kamron did not pursue tertiary education. Fun fact 2: D'Andre originally wanted to be a pilot. Of course, the queen of gas had to do her thing too. So t…
 
Let the creative journey begin! Kamron Waithe and D’Andre Wilson introduce themselves, heavily gas each other and tell us the story of Recess: Creative Convos. Join these two creatives as they begin to break down the artistic industry rooted in Caribbean culture, as never before. If you are an expressive being or a lover of the arts, you’ll definit…
 
The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces once again proved itself to be the single most informative New York rap resource on the planet (probably) with another hour-plus long episode recapping the latest in NY rap news, new releases, event recaps and upcoming event previews. Host Manny Faces, who was a guest as several premiere industry events includ…
 
In this episode of The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces, Manny speaks on the current state of hip-hop journalism, in response to the Joe Budden vs Migos uproar at the BET awards. As an award-winning new media journalist, Manny has plenty to say about the subject. Upcoming releases from prominent New York-area hip-hop artists were also discussed, …
 
On this episode of The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces, we pay tribute to the late Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Few MCs personified gritty, visual, memorable New York rap better than Prodigy, and his contributions will surely be treasured for years to come. We also spent some time kicking it with JSWISS, a talented young artist, as he announced his upc…
 
Episode six of the new format, and The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces keeps pushing the envelope when it comes to smart, passionate discussion about New York-area hip hop music and culture. For this episode, Manny Faces recapped outstanding recent hip hop-related happenings in and around NYC, including the inspiring and innovative #HipHopHacks …
 
In this episode, Manny Faces recapped a few exciting events from the past week, and broke down some of the many upcoming events scheduled for the next few months in NY hip hop music and culture, including Freestyle Mondays, the Tools of War old school hip hop park jams, and the (overpriced??) Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.…
 
The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces continued with its new format and flow, airing another episode via the Facebook Live platform. In this episode, as always, Manny Faces shed much needed light on the plethora of New York area hip-hop-related happenings, by recapping the past week (including star-studded concerts by iconic veterans like T.I. and…
 
Both the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and Hot 97’s “Summer Jam” released schedules and lineups in past days. Manny Faces provided a breakdown of the artists set to perform, as well as — particularly in the case of the multi-day Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival — information regarding other events scheduled to take place. The episode’s sponsor, aside from New…
 
Well, we managed to pull this off for a second week so I guess it’s official. The NY Hip Hop Report with Manny Faces continued its new season and new format with another episode aired via Facebook Live, featuring news from around the NYC-area hip hop world. New releases from Talib and Styles P, Homeboy Sandman and others were discussed and previewe…
 
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