Originated in NYC in the 70’s, Hip Hop is a music genre and a culture. It began at block parties in NYC when DJ’s would set up giant speakers, turntables and mics on the streets and in local parks. MC’s were tasked with introducing the DJ’s and keeping the crowd going. During this time the Black and Puerto Rican youths blended their cultures and created Hip Hop as we know it today. This year marks 50 years of the birth of Hip Hop and MNN is here for it!
Join us Sunday, August 20 starting at 1 PM and Wednesday, August 23 starting at 7 PM on MNN HD (Spectrum 1993).
Graffiti NYC has been airing on MNN for over 10 years. The host is graffiti legend James Top, who was a founding member of NYC's well known graffiti crew T.O.P. (The Odd Partners). In this episode James takes us to the legendary Rucker Park in Harlem. Join us for some Rucker Park history with hip hop legends Crash Crew and B-Fats. Also on this episode, we go to Coney Island to check out some amazing graffiti by artists such as Will Power, King Bee and Jaylo YNN
Sunday 1 PM / Wednesday 7 PM
Graffiti NYC airs every Sunday at 1:30 AM on MNN Culture
The VK Report is a long running talk show on MNN that features events, community leaders, film festivals and more. On this episode MNN Community Member Veronica Kitt takes viewers to The People's Film Festival as they celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop honoring over 20 hip hop legends. Honorees include Coke La Rock, Easy A.D. Crash Crew and more.
Sunday 1:30 PM / Wednesday 7:30 PM
VK Report airs every Tuesday at 6 PM on MNN Community
Bronx Live: Hip Hop Fever 2023 is a production by our friends over at Bronxnet. Their crew were at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, to capture an iconic moment in Hip Hop, Fever Records 2023 reunion concert. In association with Sal Abbatiello of Fever Records, Lehman Center celebrated the 50th anniversary of HIP HOP. Join us and enjoy performances by Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio "The Message", KRS-One "Step Into A World", Kurtis Blow "The Breaks", Sugar Hill Gang "Rappers Delight", Nice N Smooth "Hip Hop Junkies", Soul Sonic Force "Planet Rock", Cl Smooth "They Reminisce Over You", Black Sheep "The Choice Is Yours", Keith Murray "Most Beautifullest Thing In This World", and Sweet G "Games People Play". Hosted by Video Music Box own Ralph McDaniels and Fever Records own Sal Abbatiello. Music by Grand Wizard Theodore, DJ Hollywood, and DJ Brucie Lee.
Sunday 2 PM / Wednesday 8 PM
Bronx Live: Hip Hop Fever 2023 is a special program. For additional times please visit