Office of Diversity Programs

Hip-Hop and Its Influence on Global Culture

Thursday, January 21

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall
Free of charge; ticket required (limit 2)
Tickets available at the Clowes Hall Box Office.

Experience a panel dialogue with brief keynote addresses that examine the influence of hip-hop, both positive and negative, on intergenerational behavior and perspectives, the economy, politics and culture.

Mathew Knowles Jeff Johnson Sandy "Pepa" Denton Yung Joc LeDeana Brown


Mathew Knowles is one of the prime movers in contemporary pop and R&B music. He speaks passionately about the music industry and the state of R&B and hip-hop.

Jeffrey Johnson is host and producer of BET's The Cousin Jeff Chronicles. He's former national director of the Youth, College and Young Adult Division of the NAACP and is past vice president of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, which is dedicated to using the cultural relevance of hip-hop for education advocacy and youth empowerment.

Sandy "Pepa" Denton is a writer, entrepreneur and founding member of the Grammy-winning rap group Salt-N-Pepa ("Push It," "None of Your Business"). She starred in a season of the VH1 reality shows The Surreal Life and The Salt-N-Pepa Show.

Yung Joc's debut CD, New Joc City, sold more than 1 million copies, yielded the hit singles "It's Goin' Down" and "I Know You See It" and earned him a place on Forbes' 2006 list of richest rappers. The Atlanta-based rapper also appeared on the No. 1 song "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" with T-Pain. His latest disc is called Hustlenomics.

LeDeana Brown '08 is editor of Midwest Leak Magazine.


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