Saturday, March 8, 2008
So yesterday I had the pleasure of doing a lecture at one of the best Ivey League colleges, Cornell University in upstate New York with my Rock Steady Crew family Crazy Legs, Ynot and Bonita. Now this wasn't just a class with some professor who claims to know about Hip Hop but a Q & A with people who actually live this culture. I was very surpised at the level of knowledge that some people already possessed about people like legendary graff artits Dondi and others involved. What was also a surprise was that no one mentioned any of these "now so-called Hip Hop artists" which lets me know that this culture still has a pulse and people are still interested in it! The lecture wasn't just about the music but also the environment in which it came from and how it evolved. Definitly a good experience on both sides of the fence with the Q & A, more colleges need to involve "qualified" people who are involved in Hip Hop and not just some professor who claims to know about it.