Hip Hop is a cultural phenomenon that cuts across race and class, and has radically changed the landscape of American entrepreneurship.
Hip Hop artists Chuck D and P. Miller (formerly Master P) are coming to Kansas City. During a special Town Hall meeting, they will talk about how Hip Hop has made a cultural impact on the world of American business. Hip Hop is more than music and this discussion will challenge the idea that Hip Hop’s impact is limited to the music industry alone.
Want to know more about the origin and history of Hip Hop? A panel of Hip Hop artists will discuss the entrepreneurial force of Hip Hop—how it took an entrepreneurial mindset to create this music genre and the associated products. Hear about the impact that Hip Hop has had on American business, including Wall Street and Madison Avenue ad campaigns. And, listen to the entrepreneurial perspectives of Hip Hop artists as they share the ways they continually create new products and expand their markets. They also will discuss the important role entrepreneurship and technology played in developing this multi-billion dollar industry.
What’s more, the conversation will explore: the generation gap between those born in the post civil rights years and their parents, the changing economy’s effect that fueled the Hip Hop explosion, and the new war of the sexes. The discussion will highlight:
- Contributions to American business that Hip Hop youth have spearheaded via the Hip Hop cultural explosion.
- Traditional entrepreneurial efforts that created, marketed and promoted Hip Hop music, fashion, publishing, etc.
- Current social entrepreneurial efforts within the Hip Hop generation—activist organizations who focus on electoral politics as well as other pressing social problems of our time (police brutality, environmental concerns, education reform, etc).
- The role that information technology and broadband access has played in the spread of Hip Hop music and culture.
- The explosive economy that Hip Hop created—new jobs and cottage industries.