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One Mic Conversation: Who is the I? (VIDEO)


Check out one of four LSP-produced conversations for the 2014 One Mic Festival. In this conversation, panelists discuss the complicated space of sexuality and hip hop, the necessity of shifting the framework and the importance of hip hop as an art and cultural form becoming more representative of its listenership.

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One Mic Conversation: The State of the U (VIDEO)


Check out one of four LSP-produced conversations for the 2014 One Mic Festival. In this conversation, panelists reflect on the U Street corridor, the shifts brought on by development and gentrification and the current difficulties of maintaining a cultural voice in an environment of marginalization.

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04.09: The State of the U (One Mic Panel Line Up)


Our final panel features artists, curators and arts organizers chatting about the U Street of yesteryear. The State of the U will explore the effects of gentrification on DC hip hop and beyond in our final conversation of the One Mic festival. Panel is free and open to the public. 8PM Kennedy Center- Millennium Stage.

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04.03: In the Producer’s Studio (One Mic Panel Line Up)


Our third panel of four explores features members of the DMV’s Low Budget Crew. In the Producer’s Studio will feature our very own DJ Stylus chatting with RODDYROD, Kaimbr, yU and SlimKat78 in a rare night of interview and exhibition. No RSVP necessary, entry is free and open to the public until capacity is reached. Doors open at 7PM.

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03.31: Who is the I? (One Mic Panel Line Up)

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Our second panel of four explores the shifting of the hip hop framework when it comes to sexuality and identity. Moderated by Jay E. Morrow, this esteemed panel includes area author Renina Jarmon, WPGC’s DJ Heat, Professor Shante Smalls and widely known independent artist Y-Love.

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03.30: Young Lions & Lionesses (One Mic Panel Line Up)


Our first of four conversations for One Mic Festival will explore the worlds of jazz and hip hop. Our esteemed panel moderated by John Murph will feature area artists William Smith, DJ 2-Tone Jones, Gerald Watson and Tamara Wellons, alongside music savant Derrick Hodge.

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