From its beginnings in 1979 to Sir Mix-a-lot’s “Posse on Broadway,” to Macklemore, Northwest hip-hop has been informed by local history as well as the diversity that defined the scene.
Discover the history behind not only the Northwest’s Grammy-winning rappers, but its world champion break dance crew, its internationally read hip-hop magazine, the producers who collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, its world-renowned clothing designers, and the grassroots organizations dedicated to community service and education. Led by author and professor Daudi Abe, discover how Northwest hip-hop is a living document of our region’s social and political movements, styles, energies, and ideologies, and how it embodies a unique sense of community.
Part of BIMA's Momentum Festival. Presented in partnership with Humanities WA, Space Craft, and LibraryU.
Free. Donations accepted. Reservation encouraged.