Hip Hop Takeover: 2022

Aug. 10, 2022
Hip Hop Takeover: 2022

Celebrating the birth of hip hop in The Bronx 49 years ago, with a love letter to the world’s “dopest” art form. See this year's lineup below.

Tune in to watch on Thursday, August 11th on channel 67 Optimum/ 2133 FiOS in the Bronx and online at bronxnet.tv on the following days and times:

Daytime Block:
Evening Blaock

The Grandmasters Hip Hop Invitational

The Grandmasters Hip Hop Invitational manifests the elements of Hip Hop from the roots to the branches, featuring artists from the Bronx and around the world with MC’s GrandMaster Melle Mel and GrandMaster Caz on BronxNet TV. This edition of the GrandMasters Invitationals at The BronxNet TV Studios at The Hub spotlights brilliant championship turntablists DJ Perly + DJ Flawless meeting in an epic symphonic clash.

Vibes Music Game: Bronx Play-In

Vibes Music Game hosts its New York City Championship with play-in contest between Bronx's DJ Duppy and DJ Fatboychubbz.

Mark Naison From Rock and Roll to Hip Hop

Mark Naison is a professor of African American History at Fordham University.

Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar - Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap

Dr. Ogbar is a Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. He is also the Director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music.

Christopher Emdin Hip-Hop Education

Dr. Christopher Emdin is Professor of Education at the University of Southern California. He previously taught at Teachers College Columbia University. He is an alumni fellow at the Hip-hop Archive and Hutchins Center at Harvard University.

Back Beat

Weaving together dance and candid conversations, Back Beat illuminates the impact of cultural appropriation and the shared experiences of professional Black dancers.


A documentary film by Jun Bae. An introspection of freedom, culture and identity through the minds of raw battle Bboys in the Bay Area.

Dance for the Movement/Black Lives Matter: Part 2

Peaceful protest through dance to spread awareness, fight systemic racism, injustice and the police killings of Black People.

WILD: Overture

A groundbreaking new dance film, by Emmy-nominated choreographer Jeremy McQueen, exploring systemic racism and injustices through the real-life accounts of New York City youth embroiled in the justice system.
“WILD: Overture” is directed and choreographed by Bronx resident and 2019 BRIO Award recipient Jeremy McQueen. "WILD: Overture" was filmed in The Bronx and was supported by grants from The Bronx Council on the Arts.

Hip Hop 47

GrandMaster Melle Mel MC's an epic DJ Battle featuring GrandWizzard Theodore and DJ Jazzy Jay in the birthplace of Hip Hop. With artists representing all of the elements, from the Bronx to the World on BronxNet TV.