Kool Moe Dee Hosts Online Hip-Hop Debate Show
Legendary MC Kool Moe Dee has signed on to host “Spitfire,” a Hip-Hop focused online debate show that airs on social networking site iamhiphop.com. According to Billboard.com, the show is taped in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles, and features the Harlem born-MC moderating lively debates between a panel of three guests. The recently taped sixth episode of “Spitfire” featured guests MC Lyte, Chuck D and radio and TV host Tavis Smiley discussing topics such as the absence of black political leadership today, and whether or not social and political messages are being intentionally censored from today’s rap music. “This is about the evolution of hip-hop and representing its culture,” says Alex Avant, of iamhiphop.com. Each show tapes for 90 minutes and iamhiphop.com will start airing three to five minute segments at the end of November. Previous guests include Doug E. Fresh, Warren G, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and author Nelson George. Avant hopes “Spitfire” will eventually be picked up for network television.