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Sips & Stanzas, Dangerous Minds: Does Hip-Hop Breed Violence?
Hip-hop, a genre born out of oppression, communicated the angst of people while celebrating triumphant nature, overcoming and persevering. But critics, supporters, preachers and educators join us to debate the positive and negatives of Hip-Hop, comparing the genre of the 80s versus a current-day sound. While music changes and morphs with each generation, community leaders share their views on the direct/indirect impact Hip-Hop has on violence in our city and what we see within current-day experiences.
The rise of gangster rap, which included artists such as NWA, Ice T and Death Row Records artists, spoke to major social and political issues of that time (particularly police brutality). Join NMAAM as we dive deep into the discussion of violence as it relates to hip-hop.
Meet the Panelist: Starlito (Rap artist), Patrick-Walker-Reese (Motivational Speaker/Educator/Consultant), John Gotty (Owner of The Smokin Section- national hip-hop blog), Brandon Hill (Community Engagement Specialist at Oasis/Mayor Karl Dean’s Youth Council Coordinator) and Pastor Durr (Hip-hop Scholar and Youth Minister at Temple Church).
Moderator: Eric Holt
The panel will be followed by the N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton movie premiere. Proceeds from the movie ticket purchase will benefit the National Museum of African American Music.
3815 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville, TN 37215