HHCF PANEL: Can Rappers Save The Hood? Nov 21st !! Come through.


Hip-Hop has always been a vehicle for young people to speak truth to power. In the beginning rap artists like Public Enemy, KRS ONE, NWA and Tupac led the charge. Today, artists like Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli, Brother Ali and J Cole deliver deep messages to the youth through Hip-Hop. But what kind of systemic impact is Hip-Hop having in a measuable way? What obligation if any, does a rapper have to help the communities they come from? Is it wrong for many people to think that rappers can or should be educational, social or political leaders of the future? What

These kinds of questions and more will be discussed at the Hip-Hop Chess Federation HQ Sat Nov. 21st from 2-4 PM.

This will be a multimedia discussion where well view video and listen to audio fo rap over the years and watch is evolution.

Our panelists are Tomie T-KASH Lenear rapper and endurance athlete, Arash Daneshzadeh, educator and school to prison pipeline thought leader and Ameer Hasan, educator and UC Berkeley doctoral student.

As always, there will be open chessboards for gaming and open mats for those wishing to practice jiu-jitsu. The beats will bang rough, we will all hang tough and knowlege and wisdom will be dropped. See you there. This is a FREE EVENT but a $5.00 donation is suggested.


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