Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

History of Hip Hop and Rap

Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC) (Building L) Rosenau Rooms

History of Hip Hop and Rap Monday, February 17, 2020 ASCC (Building L), Rosenau Rooms Three Presentation Times: 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm 1:05 pm - 2:00 pm 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of their Black History Month programming The Office of Student Activities is offering a presentation on The History of Hip Hop and Rap. Presenter, David "DJ" Lee will discuss the impact Hip Hop and Rap music have had on our society.

What started out as "party music" in the Bronx of New York City spread like wildfire throughout the entire U.S in the late 1970s and early 80's. From deejays, dancers, MCs, graffiti artists, and beatboxers, Hip Hop music has not only changed "pop" music but it has also changed mainstream fashion, language, and culture in every part of modern society.

David "DJ" Lee has spent the last 17 years beatboxing in his indie band Scratch Track and as the solo artist Rockababyrock. Using beatboxing, the fifth element of hip hop, DJ has crafted countless beats, grooves and songs to tell stories and communicate with audiences all over the world.

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Mandy Earl, or 313-317-1756.