Hip Hop is far from “dead.” True school, Hip Hop heads believe that the Golden Era sound is making a comeback, while new school-ers are becoming more receptive to it. In an era where BOOM BAP is overshadowed by repetitive rotation on mainstream radio, traces of authentic HIP HOP sounds still linger to this day. Whether it’s underground, indie or even some parts of mainstream, Hip Hop continues to evolve while reviving its original form.
We, The MC Media Group, have produced The Revival; a web series that features just that, Hip Hop’s revival. Through encounters with artists whose contribution to the culture has made a tremendous impact, we hope to revive Hip Hop’s true essence.
In collaboration with Daybreak Media, we are proud to announce the premiere of The Revival with our first webisode. The series will be hosted on The MC Media Group’s The MC Report.
In our first offering, Maria “My-My” Yap of The MC Media Group, sat down with the legendary, Pete Rock. Carl “CD” Dennis of The MC Media Group also weeded out some exclusive information from Pete who was proudly sporting his NY Knicks gear that day. From discussing various opinions on Golden Era Hip Hop vs. today’s Hip Hop, his work & evolution as a music producer, to giving insight on his current favorite MC, working with CL Smooth and even sharing his favorite story about his encounter with Biggie.. Pete Rock takes us back while pushing Hip Hop forward.
And his response to My-My’s prized question: “If Hip Hop were a person, what would you say to her?” ..is beyond humbling, coming from an artist who has experienced and witnessed so much of Hip Hop; its come-up, evolution and now, it’s revival.
Stay tuned in for The Revival: Episode 02
Director + Editor: Eduardo Donoso [Daybreak Media] – Official Vimeo
Chris Gurinsky [camera ops + sound]
Michelle [Bounce Media]
Jade [Bounce Media]