We enjoyed a special marathon of Hip Hop discussion on Sunday to kick off Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2014 right here on hiphoplives.net. That’s right Hip Hop! We shared a lively conversation on the conference call to start things off with Crystal Colon, Frank Nesbit and Michael Walsh of Operation Real Dad, Minister Server Tavares, Saadiq Fam, Jah Jah Shakur, Rak Byrd, New One, Text9, talking about promoting family and an understanding of politics for future Hip Hop generations. We also talked about why we appreciate Hip Hop as well as the separation of niche markets in rap music. The convo also took a significant detour when the topic of the origins of Hip Hop as a culture came up. Though we talked for about 3 hours, we couldn’t cover everything, so we will be opening the conference call line again this weekend. The topics will vary but I’m sure it will be a lively discussion as always. Topics for this weekend include how to segment markets in Hip Hop music, which element of Hip Hop besides rap is the most entertaining and marketable, plus Hip Hop names; why we have them and what they mean.
The Sunday conference call starts at 10 am est and goes until 1pm est.
call in number: 626.677.3000 (code: 2279312#)
As for the rest of the Hip Hop bingeathon, we shared music and video clips from the Golden Era and beyond for another 8 hours. All the elements were expressed and we even had 2 LIVE DEEJAY SETS; DJ XL, DJ SCRATCH$CASH, and DJ PRIMATE cut it up in Plymouth, England after IGI B took to the wheels from Winterthur, Switzerland. We were also joined by Hip Hop organizer Nadia La Roc from Biel, Switzerland who talked about her experiences in the culture. There are too many clips to name that dropped during the 8 hour show, but you can catch them ON DEMAND in the VIDEO library of hiphoplives.net.
This week, we will be re-broadcatsing the Hip Hop Appreciation Day marathon, with special features airing at 7pm GMT and 7pm EST
TUESDAY: Special Shouts to the Deejay starts at 7pm GMT/2pm EST (re-broadcast at 7pm EST)