How The Turntables Have Turned! A Conversation About Hip-Hop & The Media

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday, February 8, 2021


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Hip-Hop has triumphantly emerged from the underground to take its place in the mainstream of popular culture; the influence of hip hop extends to television, film, advertising, fashion, media, language, and more.   In recent years, there has been a shift in tone in how media outlets consume and present hip-hop to their respective audiences.

The Library is excited to welcome music journalists Bobby Carter, Bianca Gracie, and Dart Adams as they discuss the media’s influence on the history and development of hip hop culture, including the consistent call for censorship. Bianca is a freelance music/pop culture journalist. Her writing can be found in various entertainment media outlets, including BillboardVulture and The Recording Academy. Gracie's work aims to be a platform for Black artists to share their stories.  Bobby is a Digital Media Engineer at NPR; his team is responsible for all audio and video on  Dart is a music journalist, historian, lecturer, independent A&R, consultant and a correspondent/on camera interviewer for NE Hip Hop from Boston, MA. He's mostly known for his blogs Poisonous Paragraphs, Bastard Swordsman & Producers I Know as well as his former co-operative blog Bloggerhouse. 


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