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April 7, 2006

The Future of Hip-Hop, at NYU

Another one from NYU's Jason King.. think I'm gonna be busy so someone please attend and report back:

Music's sharpest minds get 5 minutes each to offer three wishes for the future of hip hop.

TA-NEHISI COATES (Village Voice, Time)
RICHARD GOLDSTEIN (Former Editor, Village Voice)
SACHA JENKINS (Ego Trip, Vibe)
BAKARI KITWANA (Why White Kids Love Hip Hop)
CRISTINA VERAN (Voice, One World)

Ta-Nehisi Coates has been a regular contributor to Time magazine, the New York Times and the Village Voice, among other journals and magazines, on issues related to African American culture and politics.

Jalylah Burrell is a Seattle native and Spelman College graduate. She engages in hip-hop culture, black womanhood, fandom, and class in her work as a writer, educator and diversity consultant.

Richard Goldstein is the former executive editor of the Village Voice. He writes about the intersections of pop culture, politics, and sexuality. His pieces appear regularly in The Nation and elsewhere.

Margo Jefferson is a cultural critic who recently published On Michael Jackson (Pantheon). She worked at The New York Times for many years and received a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1995 and other publications.

Bakari Kitwana is co-founder of the first National Hip-Hop Political Convention and the author of the 2002 groundbreaking The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture. Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes and the New Reality of Race in America is his most recent book.

Sacha Jenkins is the former music editor of Vibe magazine, and the co-founder of ego trip. Currently, Jenkins is Editorial Director of Mass Appeal magazine, and executive producer of ego trip's The White Rapper show for VH-1.

Cristina VerĂ¡n is a journalist, historian and educator who has documented global cultural phenomena and socio-political movements extensively. Her work has featured in a wide range of media including The Village Voice, Vibe, Ms. Magazine, ColorLines, News From Indian Country, Oneworld, Newsday, The Witness, NPR, The Source, among many others.

Jon Caramanica has written about music for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, the Village Voice, Spin, XXL, Entertainment Weekly, GQ and many other publications.

Posted by jsmooth995 at April 7, 2006 1:28 PM

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