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
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
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
LeDeana Brown '08 is editor of Midwest Leak
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