Hollywood, CA – Like the rest of the world, Hip Hop is feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as continues its rampage.

For this week’s episode of The Breakdown, current host Page Kennedy takes a look at the effects the virus is having on the industry in an episode called “The Quarantine Effect On Hip Hop.”

“You want the bad news or the good news first?” he begins. From there, he talks about how major festivals such as SXSW and Coachella have been canceled or postponed in the wake of the pandemic.

On the flipside, Kennedy discusses the “good news,” which includes the countless artists who’ve been connecting with their fans and peers on Instagram Live and other social media platforms.

D-Nice, Erykah Badu, Questlove, Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, Lord Finesse, Cut Chemist and MC Eiht are just a sliver of artists who are keeping their fans entertained with intimate performances.

Let’s break it down.