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04.05.06 11:26 AM

hip-hop @ NYU

From April 3 to 15, NYU’s Jack H. Skirball Center presents Fest Forward: Hip-Hop Unbound with an expanisve array of programs celebrating and re-examining 30 years of hip-hop as a cultural force.

I'm going to do my best to attend the following two panels, and either podcast or live blog them.

The Future of Hip-Hop
Saturday, April 8 at 7:00P.M.

We've given some of the sharpest critical minds in music five minutes each to offer three wishes for the next three years of hip-hop. Destined to be a controversial evening, the panel includes luminaries:

Ta-Nehisi Coates (Time, Village Voice)
Jaylah Burrell (Pop Matters)
Richard Goldstein (former Voice editor)
Margo Jefferson (Pulitzer Prize-winner, New York Times)
Bakari Kitwana (Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop)
Sacha Jenkins (Ego Trip co-founder)
Cristina Veran (One World, Spin)
Oliver Wang (Classic Material, Vibe)

Executive Decisions: 30 Years of Powerful Women in Hip-Hop
Monday, April 10 at 7:00P.M.

This exciting event will bring together some of the pioneering women in hip-hop who have worked as record label CEOs, presidents, and senior executives to reflect on the challenges they faced climbing to the top of a male-dominated industry. Panel includes:

Ann Carli, former senior executive at Jive
Lisa Cortes, former president of Loose Cannon
Carmen Ashhurst, former president of Def Jam
Monica Lynch, former president of Tommy Boy
Denise Brown, former head of Warner Bros. Urban

Moderated by acclaimed author and journalist Danyel Smith

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