NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2014) – XXL Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief Vanessa Satten, Hot 97’s Ebro and Peter Rosenberg take listeners to the school of Hip-Hop launched by an intense conversation about this year’s recently released Freshman Class. Covering the most controversial question about the cover – why R&B was included in “The Dirty Dozen.” You will see much more on the video link, but Satten had this to say, “With more and more rappers singing and singers rapping, it seems like there is a kind of a grey area and it’s our responsibility as ‘Hip-Hop on a Higher Level,’ to cover what’s going on within the [Hip-Hop] culture.”
In addition to discussing the Freshman Class, Satten, Rosenberg and Ebro drop some gems about the current affect Hip-Hop has on the younger generation of music lovers, why rising artists need to be more socially aware, the importance of preserving some of the values initiated by old school Hip-Hop heads, and much more. The conversation was also joined by News Editor Emmanuel Maduakolam. Check the link above, this is when it gets good.