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Thursday, March 17 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hip-Hop Crossroads: Growing Up or Getting Old?

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Even as it has become a strong cultural presence, hip hop finds itself at a crossroads of significance. It's been a long hard road to acceptance and respectability, but where does it go from here? Just as rock's shelf life has been questioned, rap is facing the same charge. How will hip-hop remain vital?


Harry Allen

Media AssassinHARRY ALLEN, Hip-Hop Activist & Media Assassin, writes about race, politics, and culture for VIBE, The Source, The Village Voice, and his blog, Media Assassin www.harryallen.info. Widely hailed as one of hip-hop's most original minds, Harry has been quoted as an expert... Read More →

Dream Hampton

JournalistN/ADREAM HAMPTON has written about music, culture and politics for more than twenty years. Her articles and essays have appeared in The Village Voice, The Detroit News, Spin Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Essence Magazine and a dozen anthologies; most recently "Born to Use Mics... Read More →
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Catherine Harris-White

Artist/PerformerTHEESatisfactionTHEESatisfaction - [th ee sat is fak shuh n] - noun, verb 1. Queens of the Stoned Age 2. Empresses of time 3. Pre- Egyptian dynasty 4. Pre- Transcription dynasty 5. Catherine Harris-White (jazz vocalist, composer) 6. Stasia Irons (jazz vocalist, ar... Read More →

Stasia Irons


Jonathan Moore

Black BookJONATHAN MOORE is a Husband, Father, Educator, Music Manager, and Cultural Ambassador who lives in Seattle,Washington.

Christopher R Weingarten

@1000TimesYesCHRISTOPHER R. WEINGARTEN is a Brooklyn-based music writer whose work can be seen in The Village Voice, Spin, Revolver, fuse.tv, Nylon, RollingStone.com, eMusic and much more. His first book, a study of Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation Of Millions… is out now. His Twitter... Read More →

Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB

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