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Is Hip-Hop History 4th Annual Conference Latino Panel

by @shakiem007 · Published May 26, 2013 · Updated January 29, 2015

This year’s fourth annual “Is Hip-Hop Histor” conference began with a reception for “Uncle” Ralph McDaniels to recognize his 30th anniversary of hosting the first hip-hop video program Video Music Box.
The keynote speaker was professor Don C. Sawyer III of Quinnipiac University whose topic was “Sociology of Hip-Hop Culture”. Sawyer also works with high school students, he brought four of his students who are aspiring MC’s to the conference and they displayed their skills with a brief performance.

Following the keynote address there was a panel discussion regarding Latinos in Hip-Hop. The panel included:

  • Martha Diaz, hip-hop scholar-in-residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and director, Hip-Hop Education Center
  • Charlie Chase, the legendary deejay of  The Cold Crush Brothers
  • Jorge “Pop Master Fabel” Pabon, vice president of Rock Steady Crew
  • Frankie Cutlass, producer, deejay and artist

Below is a portion of the panel discussion:

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