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One Mic: Who is the I?: Shifting the Hip-Hop Framework on Sexuality and Identity

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Venue: The University of the District of Columbia
Moderated by: Jay E. Morrow
Panelists: DJ Heat | Renina Jarmon | Shanté Paradigm Smalls

Long known for its heterosexual overtones, Hip Hop in the 21st century is being challenged to come into a more realistic understanding of shifting sexual norms. This conversation will explore the monuments and myths at the intersection of sex, race, and gender performance in Hip Hop and discuss the hegemony, the alienation, and the fierce forms of expression that are emerging out of this space. Curated and produced by Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi for LiL SoSo Productions (

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