A dialog and demonstration featuring Hip Hop legends and contributors to the culture

In this four-part series, we will present major Hip Hop legends discussing their craft and contributions to Hip Hop culture. They’ll also give a hands-on demonstration of their art and music in the library’s own recording studio.

Toni Blackman will talk about her impact as a woman in the Hip Hop industry. The DJ/producer/educator will also demonstrate some of her DJ and production skills and techniques. Dres (from legendary Hip Hop Group Black Sheep), Mike Loe, and DJ Strike will discuss the impact of Hip Hop artists from the '90s and show how they sculpted the overall culture of the movement, and how it has positively influenced the global community.

Part 1 - Wednesday, February 6: MC Sadat X and DJ I-Truth

Part 3 - Wednesday, February 20: MC El De Sensei, Scram Jones, Cus, and Matt "Fingaz" Schlit

Part 4 - Wednesday, February 27: MC Kamron, DJ Skribble, and Keith Shocklee

The conversations will be facilitated by artist/producer Will Tell.

Brought to you by Hip Hop Loves Foundation creator/innovator Rene John-Sandy.

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