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Sunland #5: Dropping Knowledge

April 7, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Sundance Books and Holland Project for the now award-winning (no, really!) Sunland Series on Tuesday, April 7 at 6pm at Sundance Books. This one is all about HIP HOP and we can’t wait!

Sunland #5: Dropping Knowledge

This is a chat about the state and legacy of hip hop, from a Northern Nevada perspective. We want to explore how hip hop has shaped or contributed to the growth/creativity/expression in each of our panelists, as well as our community. We’ll chat about current themes in hip hop — cultural appropriation, the Grammys, activism and commentary-based messaging vs. party/high living motifs, artists that feel a responsibility to social causes/issues (like police violence, economic or racial disparity) vs ones that don’t, about the role of women/LGBTQ/other minorities in hip hop, and how other musical genres or cultural trends are influencing hip hop (and vice versa). We’ll touch on the role of djs, producers, beat makers, samples and hooks, the radio, beefs, and battles; talk about old school and new school — as well as independent and mainstream artists; about slang/phrases born in hip hop; and about pioneers, heroes, icons, trendsetters and geniuses.  Also, what’s happening now that’s exciting and who is pushing the boundaries.


Jammal Tarkington, Who Cares?
Demond Dowdy, Black Rock City All Stars
Evynn Tyler, Franc Friday

Moderators: Tony Walker + special guests.


April 7, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Sundance Books and Music
121 California Avenue
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