Fourth Annual "Is Hip Hop History?" Conference
Fri, May 10
4:00 PM — 10:00 PM
25 Broadway, 7th floor
College Students, $10 with ID; $20 others
The "Is Hip Hop History?" Conference unites the academic community with hip-hop legends.The Fourth Annual "Is Hip Hop History?" Conference is an event that inspires, educates and connects hip-hop scholars, college students and fans with legends of the hip-hop community. Themed the “Origins Debate,” the “Is Hip Hop History?” Conference plans to explore the issues of hip hop’s roots and the conflation of black and brown ethnicities into a simple Black configuration.
4-5PM Conference Registration
5-6PM Reception for the unveiling of legendary veejay Ralph McDaniels' retrospective photo exhibit of Video Music Box (VMB).
6:30PM Keynote lecture by sociologist Don C. Sawyer III, Quinnipiac University
8 PM “Latinos in Hip-Hop” Panel
Moderated by Elena Romero, author of Free Stylin’: How Hip Hop Changed the Fashion Industry
Panelists include: Martha Diaz, Hip-Hop Scholar-In-Residence at the Schomburg Center for Black Research and Culture and Director, Hip-Hop Education Center; James Cruz, President, Bad Boy Management and CEO of Cruz Control Entertainment; Charlie Chase, pioneering deejay, The Cold Crush Brothers; Jorge “Pop Master Fabel” Pabon, Vice President of Rock Steady Crew; Frankie Cutlass, producer, deejay and artist. DJ
930PM Performance by the Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory.
Eddie Cleverhand, a staple DJ for the conference, will be spinning throughout the evening. This conference was made possible by the financial support of the Office of the President and the Office of the Dean of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education.
Registration for the conference is required and begins at 4pm. There is a $20 general admission for the public and a $10 admissions fee for college students who can show a valid college I.D.