Birthplace Magazine

TaglineNews and reviews for the NYC hip hop scene
Year Founded2008
Type or CoverageArts & Culture
StateNew York
CityNew York City
Business TypeUnincorporated
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesEvents
Revenue SourcesMerchandise
Revenue SourcesTransactions
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsGoogle News Google Ads Amazon Affiliate.
Mappin LocationNew York City - New York
Principal StaffManny Faces
Principal StaffSteven Ortiz
DescriptionBirthplace Magazine was created with a mission: to highlight the best of New York hip hop. The name comes from New York’s status as the musical genre’s hometown. Built on a solid foundation of ideas and expertise the website has gained momentum but now faces a number of marketing and editorial challenges before it can continue to expand. Manny Faces the site’s founder and editor was motivated to start Birthplace Magazine when the hip hop industry (and the media’s coverage of it) branched away from New York to California and elsewhere creating a void in local hip hop coverage. “New York didn’t have a strong centralized representation for this genre which felt ironic to me because New York is the birthplace of hip hop—what’s now a world wide multi-billion industry” says Faces.
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