Great News for Hip Hop heads: Str8 Up, Hip-Hop to host State of the Union Forum on January 23rd, 2013 with a critical breakdown of issues from Chinua Achebe’s “There was a Country“.
“Hip-hop is still cool at a party. But to me, hip-hop has never been strictly a party; it is also there to elevate consciousness”. – Saul Williams
“Hip-hop gave a generation a common ground that didn’t require either race to lose anything; everyone gained”. – Jay-Z, Decoded
“There is genuine Hip-hop; a message that connects, rocks a crowd, and motivates a people and then there is what is left… instead of Hip-hop, we have Hip replacement”. – Johnnie Dent Jr.
Str8 Up, Hip-Hop, a niche urban monthly networking event for hip hop heads and intellectuals is back with a new edition tagged ‘State of the Union Forum: A Critical Breakdown of Issues Arising from Chinua Achebe’s “There Was a Country“‘.
The forum is scheduled to hold on January 23rd, 2013 at Pop on Saka Tinubu Street from 7PM and boasts of industry big wigs such as Obi Asika, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Kwame and M.I as panelists. Other panelists are Elajoe and femcee Blaise. Andre Blaze will hold down the mic as host.
According to Efe Omorogbe, “Attendees of the event are guaranteed an exciting and insightful time. He continues: The Hip-hop community cannot afford to stand aloof. These issues are real and the consequences of doing nothing to promote constructive and open dialogue can be dire. Our hustle, concerts, parties and bull all depend on the existence of a conducive social and economic backdrop so we have a responsibility to engage one another, take a stand and contribute our quota to nation building as a group – the Hip-hop community, and I can’t ask for a better way to relaunch Str8 Up, Hip-hop“.
The First Edition of Str8 Up, Hip-Hop was tagged Grand Hustle and was a celebration of the iconic Hip-hop entrepreneur Ayo Animashaun for his contribution to the growth of the Hip-hop movement in Nigeria. There was a second edition – Love Lockdown: The Valentine Edition and a third one tagged Vote or Vote: Election Edition which was designed to support a campaign for youths to get involved, get registered, go out and vote for the right candidate during the election. The fourth edition was Know-the-ledge – a Hip-hop revenue for the promotion and celebration of conventional and street knowledge.
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