Kennedy Center Announces The Hip Hop Culture Council With A Q-Tip, Questlove And Black Thought
LL Cool J, MC Lyte, and Fab 5 Freddy are among the other members.
Washington, DC – The Kennedy Center is the recognition of Hip Hop in a major way, with the formation of Hip Hop Culture Council. The council of the founding members include Q-Tip, which serves as its Artistic Director and Adviser at-Large, Questlove, Black Thought of The Roots, MC Lyte, Bobbito Garcia, Fab 5 Freddy and LL Cool J, who was the first rapper ever to be honored by the Kennedy's, among others.
A video announcement was published in The Kennedy Center's YouTube account with a Q-Tip talks about how the council came to be and its cultural relevance.
"When we look at any organization, cannot be run by itself," he says in the video. "You need people who can talk and share and build. The Hip-Hop in its DNA is about collaboration. If it is the collaboration between DJ and MC or five MCs."
The move will help in the preservation of Hip-Hop legacy, while increasing the public's knowledge of the revolutionary gender and culture. The Hip Hop Culture of the Council of the upcoming events include programs such as Chinaka Hodge's new play, Chasing Mehserle, a pop-up of the party in Dupont Underground with DJ Justin Reed and the 35 anniversary celebration of the iconic Hip Hop film, Wild Style.
See all of the Hip Hop Culture members of the Council then.
The celebration of the brilliance of this extraordinary group and their commitment to the Culture. Thanks for working with @qtiptheabstract and @kennedycenter to expand the Hip-Hop presence as part of #KenCenHipHop #HipHopCultureCouncil #ForTheCulture #HipHop #HipHopCulture
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