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    Hip-Hop: The Essential American Art Form

    Hip-hop has long been a key American art form, but why has it just recently become widely accepted as such?

    Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 7:00 - 8:30 PM @ Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
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    Talk
    Ghostface Killah on his Career and his Creative Process
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    The Engineering Behind a Hip-Hop Record
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    Ghostface Killah Performs "C.R.E.A.M." with Young Guru
    Young Guru
    Co-Founder, Era of the Engineer
    Touré Touré
    Iconic Journalist & Culture Critic
    Ghostface Killah
    Rapper; Founding Member of the Wu-Tang Clan
    Talks are 90-minute electrifying, action-inspiring onstage programs, featuring four to six world class thought leaders who each present ideas on a single theme through either an individual presentation or a one-on-one conversation with a host.

    Since its arrival in the early 1970s, hip-hop has grown to shape much of American culture. Until recently, it hasn’t been included in conversations about fine art like other genres of music. Today, hip-hop is widely accepted as an essential art form for critiquing, influencing and reflecting on American society. Hear from some of the leading artists and producers in the genre about the future of hip-hop.

    When
    Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 7:00 - 8:30 PM
    Where
    Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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    Your impact checklist

    Here are a list of things you can do before and after the event to join the conversation.

    • Check out Young Guru’s Era of the Engineer.

    • Listen to “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, except this time listen deeply for engineering. Hear why Young Guru was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on the song.

    • Listen to Toure’s podcast, “Love City" and sign-up for information on his forthcoming program “The Toure Show."