Nas made the unexpected hip-hop stamp here when he performed his 'Illmatic' album in full with a symphony orchestra backing him up in 2014. Those tickets sold out immediately. Last year, they welcomed Kendrick Lamar .. and his tickets sold out just the same.
As Hip-Hop is one of the most influential genres across the globe, it's only right that the Kennedy Center acknowledged the culture in a momentous way. Today, the Kennedy Center announced that legendary A Tribe Called Quest member, writer, producer etc. Q-Tip is now named as their First Artistic Director of Hip-Hop Culture. Kicking off this summer, Q-Tip is set to begin curating performances at the Kennedy Center.
“Q-Tip will establish a dynamic, new program that will stretch across all disciplines, bringing the historic roots, contemporary expressions, and transformative power of Hip Hop to the [Kennedy] Center and local and national audiences.”
It can only go up from here!
s.o. to the Washington Post
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