Hip Hop Panel Wraps Up University Lecture Series
Chuck D, Da Brat, Karrine Steffans, Byron Hurt and Bridget Gray take the Sun Dome stage Nov. 27
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2007) – Some of the top names in Hip Hop, Da Brat, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Karrine Steffans, Bridget Gray and Byron Hurt take part in a panel to offer their “Perspectives of Hip Hop in Today’s Society” at the University of South Florida Nov. 27, 7 p.m. in the USF Sun Dome. Tickets are $3 for faculty, staff and alumni and $8 for non-USF attendees.
Co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy, Chuck D is known for his communication skills onstage and off, on television and from the lectern. He weaves the legacy of his groundbreaking group into his singular message about race, rap and equality today.
Steffans achieved notoriety for her Confessions of a Video Vixen. She will assess contemporary hip-hop culture in her provocative presentation focusing on the dangers of the entertainment industry, the abuses and ultimately, the potential for redemption.
Hurt is the creator and producer of the award-winning documentary “I AM A MAN.” Poet Gray has appeared in numerous music videos along with cameo appearances on television and in films including Austin Powers 2. MC Da Brat, the first female hip hop artist to reach platinum album status, has made her name as a tough and profane rhymer and has appeared on VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club.”
Maya Angelou and Spike Lee are scheduled to appear at USF in 2008.
For more information visit http://uls.usf.edu/speakers.htm or call (813) 974-5940.
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