11 Mar LSP Events at The One Mic Festival
We are excited to be part of this upcoming festival and even more excited that we had a hand in a few of the conversations that will be had over the 20-day celebration of hip hop music world -wide. There are a slew of events, shows and conversations planned. The LSP produced conversations are listed in the events section. We will be updating with participanet bios and social media soon. In the meantime, make sure that you take a look at the entire festival at the official website here and make sure to follow all of the action on Twitter at @OneMicDC and follow our conversations using #lsp4onemicdc. Let’s talk about hip hop.
Sunday, March 30th
Young Lions & Lionesses: A Look at Jazz in a Hip Hop World
HR57 | 1007 H Street, NE -WDC | 7PM
Moderated by: John Murph
Panelists: Dr. William E. Smith | Derek Hodge | Shaolin Jazz Project (DJ 2-Tone Jones & Gerald Watson) | Tamara Wellons
There’s a new generation of classically-trained, Jazz musicians who grew up on Hip Hop and bring its elements into an often seen pretentious arena. This panel will discuss the interconnectivity between jazz and hip hop and whether or not the synergy between the two, pushes musical boundaries. With jazz as its framework, the panel will explore what Hip Hop might look like in another twenty years as panelists discuss sustainability, curation and audience appreciation. Post-discussion dj sets by John Murph and DJ 2-Tone Jones immediately to follow.
Monday, March 31st
Who is the I?: Shifting the Hip Hop Framework on Sexuality and Identity
The University of the District of Columbia | 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW-WDC, Bldg 41, Room A03 | 6PM-8PM
Long known for its heterosexual overtones, Hip Hop in the 21st century is being challenged to come into a more realistic understanding of shifting sexual norms specifically, as it relates to heteronormativity, sexual identity, race and gender roles in Hip Hop. How does the fan’s proximity to black masculinity enable or restrict her or his access to Hip Hop culture? The conversation will explore the monuments and myths at the intersection of sex, race, and gender performance in Hip Hop and discuss the hegemony, the alienation, and the fierce forms of expression that are emerging out of this space.
Moderated by: Jay E. Morrow
Panelists: DJ Heat | Renina Jarmon | Shanté Paradigm Smalls |Y-Love
Thursday, April 3rd
In the Producer’s Studio w/ The Low Budget Crew
Kennedy Center -Terrace Gallery | 2700 F Street, NW- WDC
7:30pm-9:30PM| NO RSVP NEEDED, ENTRY ALLOWED UNTIL CAPACITY IS REACHED
For over ten years the Low Budget Crew (which consists of a total of fifteen members) has represented DMV hip hop, collectively and individually. With production from members like Kaimbr, SlimKat and yU and DJ Roddy Rod, the crew known for capturing that “PG County sound”, has become a household name in several independent hip hop scenes around the world. During this special event, members of Low Budget will discuss their various paths and offer up a live demonstration of their production process. Just Beats immediately to follow. Separate ticket required.
Moderated by: Rhome “DJ Stylus” Anderson
Panelists: DJ Roddy Rod | Kaimbr| yU | SlimKat
Wednesday, April 9th
The State of the U: The Effects of Gentrification on DC Hip Hop
Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage | 2700 F Street, NW-WDC
8:00PM-10:00PM | NO RSVP NEEDED, ENTRY ALLOWED UNTIL CAPACITY IS REACHED
In the late 1990’s to early 2000’s the famed U Street, NW corridor was bustling withartistryof all kinds. There were venues like Mango’s Cafe, Bohemian Caverns, State of the Union and Bar Nun which served as community spaces for artists and thinkers alike. Today U Street, NW resembles many of the gentrified areas of DC and the once progressive and Black arts movements have been slowly pushed out over the years, save for one or two venues. This panel will discuss the trickle down effects of gentrification on DC hip hop specifically and the independent artist movement in general. What happens to culture when it is priced out? How do artists regroup when their meeting and performing spaces are taken or lost? What is the cultural price of gentrification?
Moderated by: Jess Solomon
Panelists: Rhome “DJ Stylus” Anderson | Marc Powers | Toni Blackman | Head-Roc | Omrao Brown | Raquel Brown | Brent “Munch” Joseph | Victoria Murray Baatin
Let’s talk about hip hop.