Hip Hop Through the Visual Arts: African American Graffiti Writers and Fight for Recognition
Step into the vibrant world of hip-hop culture! Hip-hop was born on August 11, 1973, in the Bronx, New York. Join us for a unique presentation that explores the roots of hip hop, exploring its four elements as defined by DJ Kool Herc: Turntablism/DJing, Emceeing/Rapping, B-Boying/Breakdancing, and Graffiti Art. Discover the rich history of black graffiti art pioneers and their invaluable contributions to the graffiti movement within hip-hop. This presentation sheds light on how these artists fought for recognition in rap-dominated hip-hop culture and compelled mainstream acceptance of their art as legitimate.
Witness visual artist Davon Carey, from East Baltimore, Maryland, paint to the vibrant vibe and engaging lecture by Dr. Teisha Dupree-Wilson. Join us on this artistic journey through the heart of hip-hop culture.