KRIP HOP: THE HOTTEST KRIPS IN HIP HOP HITS ATL Oct 13th 2010


Leroy - Posted on 28 August 2010

Featuring Krip-Hop Nation Founder Leroy Moore ATLANTA -- Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability, the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and IMPACT will host “Krip-Hop: The Hottest Krips in Hip-Hop” on Wednesday, October 13 from 4:30pm – 10:00 PM at the Speakers Auditorium in the Student Center Building of Georgia State University, 44 Courtland St. Atlanta, GA 30303.

Building on the legacy of Hip-Hop, Krip Hop, an international movement of Hip Hop artists with disabilities, works to educate and entertain people by merging fat beats with voices about the beauty and struggle of disability. Bringing together academics, performers and community activists, “Krip-Hop: The Hottest Artists with Disabilities in Hip Hop” will explore this burgeoning sub-culture within Hip-Hop culture(s) for the FIRST time in the one of the homes of down South Hip-Hop, Atlanta. “Krip-Hop: The Hottest Artists with Disabilities in Hip-Hop” will kick off with an educational Krip Hop movement building panel at 4:30pm.

The lively panel will discuss visibility of disability in the music industry and the role of music and arts in effective movement building. Panelists include, Krip Hopper and Director of DaSoul Toch, Keith Jones; CEO of P.G. Entertainment Group & friend of Joe Capers, Terry Greene; Crunk Feminist Collective scholar Moya Bailey; marketing guru to the stars, Terry Moorer; and producer, Simon Illa.

The event will conclude with a performance banquet featuring three Krip Hoppers at 6:30pm. Toni Hickman, coming from Houston, Texas, Fezo da MadOne, coming from Boston, Massachusetts, Emcee extraordinaire G.R.E.A.T. Scott, from Atlanta will get the crowd moving with their jams. To listen to their music and read more about the great Krip Hop artists check out: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Krip-Hop-Nation-in-ATL-Oct-13th-2010/151577191526175?ref=ts To close the Krip Hop banquet, the first annual Joe Capers’ Disabled Revolutionary in Media award will be given to the family of past Krip Hop artist, Joe Capers. Capers’ extensive resume includes production of Tony! Toni! Tone!'s 1988 Gold album Who?, work with the Digital Underground, En Vogue and many others.

Historical footage of his work will be shown during the awards ceremony. Don’t miss this opportunity to honor this pioneer music engineer from the past while celebrating the present and future of disabled musicians and Krip-Hop Nation. Contact: Bethany Stevens, Georgia State University -- (404) 413-1281 or bstevens@gsu.edu

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