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The Hip-Hop Advocate #19: Curated stories of hip-hop innovation, inspiration & insight [3/4/18]

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Hello friends, neighbors, supporters and haters...  Starting this one off on a somber note. AD The Ge
 
March 4 · Issue #19 · View online
The Hip-Hop Advocate Newsletter
Hello friends, neighbors, supporters and haters… 
Starting this one off on a somber note. AD The General, an NYC-based event producer who ran artist showcases for many years in the city and around the country, passed away Friday. I knew AD for a long time. She was one of the original contributors to Birthplace Magazine, the online publication I launched back in 2008, and we had crossed paths many times since, always with mutual appreciation and respect. Sincere condolences to her friends, colleagues and family. #SaluteTheGeneral
As I mentioned last week, I am launching a new podcast which looks at “non-traditional” ways that hip-hop music and culture are used to enhance society – basically, speaking to the kinds of folks behind the type of stuff you’ll see in this newsletter. Looks like an early April launch. Stay tuned, and if you would like to speak about sponsoring the show, reach out!
That’s one of the things I lecture about, by the way. I’d love to come speak about hip-hop music and culture, journalism, or podcasting at your school, conference, or festival. Click here and let’s talk about talking!
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 –Manny Faces, Founder/Exec. Director, The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy

THEY REMINISCE OVER YOU
Radio host and artist manager AD The General passes away in car accident during Nor’easter Radio host and artist manager AD The General passes away in car accident during Nor’easter
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN
Horse Power: Hip-Hop's Impact on Polo Ralph Lauren
Tour Chicago’s Diverse Landscape in Long Way Home, a Hip-Hop Spin on Homer’s Odyssey
WE THE PEOPLE
Roxanne Shanté Interview: How a Teenager From Queens Became Rap's First Female Star
Ebonie Smith: Why Are Female Music Producers Everywhere, Yet So Invisible? (Guest Column)
Renowned Street Artist, Designer Continues to Make Difference
Chicago’s Particular Cultural Scene and the Radical Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks
STRICTLY BUSINESS
The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2018
Spotify's Tuma Basa, Curator of Influential RapCaviar Playlist, Exits Company
Next up at the Kennedy Center? A new focus on hip-hop
Go Bananas — What You Need to Know About LA’s Premier DIY Hip-Hop Night
Big Sean Plans to Build a Movie Theater in Detroit by 2020
T.I., Robbie Brenner, PepsiCo Team To Produce Musical Drama ‘Glow Up’
BREAKIN’ NEWS
Hip-hop meets social justice journalism in the hard-hitting, head-nodding podcast, News Beat. In this episode: With Obama’s “War on Whistleblowers,” Trump unflinchingly attacking the media, daily, and even reporters being arrested… Exactly how “free” is the free press? 
A podcast episode every journalist (and citizen) must hear.
SCHOOL DAZE
Students digging monthly hip hop event
The Sun Devil Breakdancing Club draws visiting dancers from all over the world
SPECIAL DELIVERY
Hip-hop conferences & related events around the country. Send us yours!
Film Screening 2018 - Hip Hop Education STEMposium Film Screening 2018 - Hip Hop Education STEMposium
Hip-Hop Music Ed Symposium - July 19-20
Call for Posters & Demos
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