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The Hip Hop Chronicles

hhcApril 2, 2015 – Segment 1

We hear a special broadcast of WEAA’s popular show The HipHop Chronicles. The HipHop Chronicles is produced by WEAA’s Mike “Nyce” Middleton in partnership with Planet Earth Planet Rap.

Guests include: Catalina Byrd, co-Host of No Hooks for the HipHop Chronicles; Dr. Jared Ball, Associate Professor at Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication, co-Editor of Malcolm X: A Lie of Reinvention and author of I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto; Linn Washington, Professor in the Department of Journalism at Temple University; Faraji Muhammad, Youth Empowerment Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee in Baltimore; and rapper, author and producer Chuck D.

The HipHop Chronicles (HHC) is a HipHop mix show designed with public radio in mind. HHC is built with HipHop audio documentaries, “this day in HipHop history” facts, exclusive one-on-one artist interviews, new music, album reviews, plus classic and old school music. HHC also addresses the political and social issues that affect the HipHop generation, with in-depth conversations with political analysts, social activists, and community leaders, blended with current and classic socially conscious music. HHC also features entertainment news, financial tips, industry tips, mixes by an all-star DJ team, and an international rap show that features hip hop music by artists all over the world.

Kane Mayfield and “The Return of Rap”

kaneMarch 18, 2015 – Segment 3

Baltimore-based hip hop artist Kane Mayfield joins us to talk about his new album “The Return of Rap.”

Holiday Hip Hop Music with Florida

floridaDecember 26, 2014 – Segment 2

Florida, host of WEAA’s Strictly Hip Hop, visits our studio for a departure from traditional holiday music, when we hear hip hop related to the season.

This segment originally aired December 27, 2012.

Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture

Arab-RapJuly 23, 2014 -Segment 2

We speak with Dr. Hisham D. Aidi about his new highly-acclaimed book Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture.


Rebel Music: Race, Empire, And The New Muslim Youth Culture

damMay 1, 2014 – Segment 2

We speak with Dr. Hisham D. Aidi about his new highly-acclaimed book Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture.


How Glamorizing Drugs Is Killing Black Kids

Rapper Rick RossMarch 17, 2014 – Segment 4

We’ll discuss the latest article by author, filmmaker and Coppin State University teacher D. Watkins. Called How Glamorizing Drugs Is Killing Black Kids, it discusses young people and hip hop about drug dealing.

We’ll be joined by Watkins, as well as Michelle Antionette aka LOVE the Poet, poet, performance artist, and musician; Baltimore-based rappers DDm and Dez; and Dante Wilson, CEO and founder of Reclaiming Our Children and Community Project, Inc.


The Racial Politics Of Hip Hop

DDmDecember 2, 2013 – Segment 4

Center for Emerging Media’s Cultural Editor, Blues & Gospel singer Lea Gilmore joins us for a conversation on the racial politics of Hip Hop, Soul and Rock & Roll, in light of last week’s controversial American Music Awards. Baltimore-based rapper DDm also joins us.




New Muslim Cool: Hip Hop & Social Change

Hamza SulimanNovember 8, 2013 – Segment 2

Marc speaks with hip hop artist and Muslim-American Hamza Perez, subject of the documentary New Muslim Cool. He speaks about the growing population of Latino Muslims and what it means to make music for social change. Then author Bakari Kitwana discusses the importance of hip hop. He is the author of The Hip Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture.

This is a rebroadcast from March 1, 2010.