Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Q-Tip is welcomed by the Kennedy Center as the First Artistic Director of Hip-Hop Culture

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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