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Madison Hip Hop Community Forum 2/4

Postby Robdzatu » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:37 pm

Hey all-

On Saturday, Feb. 4th there will be a Madison Hip Hop Community Forum being held at The East Madison Community Center, 8 Straubel Court, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The forum will be an open discussion on the current state of hip hop in town and what steps can be taken to re-establish the art form as a positive presence in our community.

YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
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Re: Madison Hip Hop Community Forum 2/4

Postby city2countrygal » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:22 pm

“Hip-Hop y'all, to the top y'all
Hip-Hop check it out
It's like that, and it sounds so nice
Hip-Hop, you the love of my life”

–The Roots, featuring Common, “Act Too,” Things Fall Apart

Hip-hop and rap have been my favorite genre of music since I was 10, with a side of jam bands in college. How cool is it when those two genres mix? That’s 25 years of watching the scene evolve.

Cheers to this event for continuing the dialogue on the subject in a positive way instead of erroneously pointing fingers at the venues that host them.

Related to Robdzatu's post, I saw an interview this week on the Colbert Report with the very impressive Ameena Matthews. I think her work as a violence interruptor in Chicago is extremely brave and could possibly supply some ideas for the conversation in Madison. More info:

Ameena Matthews on Colbert (replaying Feb. 9):
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/407605/february-01-2012/ameena-matthews
The Interruptors:
http://interrupters.kartemquin.com/
Frontline premier (Feb. 14):
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/interrupters/
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Re: Madison Hip Hop Community Forum 2/4

Postby Detritus » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:02 pm

Robdzatu, please come back and let us know what happens in the forum. This is an important moment for the hip-hop community in Madison....
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Re: Madison Hip Hop Community Forum 2/4

Postby admin » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:44 pm

Though many people vented anger or frustration, the mood wasn't sour or tense. If anything, people were better about hearing each other out, and avoiding silly arguments, than at a lot of public meetings I've seen.


Here's the TDP story on the meeting, reported by Scott Gordon.
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Re: Madison Hip Hop Community Forum 2/4

Postby Detritus » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:20 pm

admin wrote:
Though many people vented anger or frustration, the mood wasn't sour or tense. If anything, people were better about hearing each other out, and avoiding silly arguments, than at a lot of public meetings I've seen.


Here's the TDP story on the meeting, reported by Scott Gordon.

Thanks for the link--sounds like it was useful.
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Re: Madison Hip Hop Community Forum 2/4

Postby snoqueen » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:55 pm

Yes, thanks for the link (I'd have missed it otherwise) and thanks to Isthmus for the reporting. Sounds like a terrific meeting with terrific people, and I hope good comes from it so everyone can go hear the music they like -- in peace.
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