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One Mic: Panel Discussion: The State of the U: The Effects of Gentrification on DC Hip-Hop

This panel will discuss the effects of gentrification on DC hip-hop specifically and the independent artist movement in general, examining such questions as: What happens to culture when it is priced out? What is the cultural price of gentrification?

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In the late 1990s to early 2000s, the famed U Street, NW corridor was bustling with artistry of all kinds. There were venues like Mango's Café, Bohemian Caverns, State of the Union, and Bar Nun which served as community spaces for artists and thinkers alike. Today, U Street, NW resembles many of the gentrified areas of DC and the once progressive and Black arts movements have been slowly pushed out, save for one or two venues.

Moderated by Jess Solomon, this panel featuring Rhome "DJ Stylus" Anderson, Head-Roc, Brent "Munch" Joseph, Omrao Brown, Toni Blackman, Marc Powers, Raquel Brown, and Victoria Murray Baatin will discuss the trickle down effects of gentrification on DC hip-hop specifically and the independent artist movement in general. What happens to culture when it is priced out? How do artists regroup when their meeting and performing spaces are taken or lost? What is the cultural price of gentrification? These questions and more will be the focus of discussion.

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One Mic: The State of the U: The Effects of Gentrification on DC Hip-Hop

Venue: Kennedy Center
Moderated by: Jess Solomon
Panelists: Rhome “DJ Stylus” Anderson | Marc Powers | Toni Blackman | Head-Roc | Omrao Brown | Raquel Brown | Brent “Munch” Joseph | Victoria Murray Baatin | Cory Stowers
Bios: http://lilsoso.com/general/04-09-state-u-one-mic-panel-line#.U2Jr5fldWSo

In the late 1990's to early 2000's the famed U Street NW corridor was bustling with artistry of all kinds. Venues like Mango’s Cafe, Bohemian Caverns, State of the Union and Bar Nun served as community spaces for artists and thinkers alike. Today, U Street resembles many of the gentrified areas of DC. This panel discusses the effects of gentrification on DC hip hop and the independent artist movement. Curated and produced by Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi for LiL SoSo Productions (www.lilsoso.com).

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