A Tribe Called Quest’s contributions to hip-hop and culture at large (The Low End Theory vs Midnight Marauders)
This discussion was held at Harlem Stage at The Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue New York City, 03/01/2012. Although it was a hip-hop oriented panel, it consisted of diverse participants with varying points of view.
I made it to the discussion a little late but still captured the essence of the night on video. The Q&A was very interesting and the audience had very poignant questions that got interesting answers from the panelists. Particularly, responses from, jazz musician, Igmar Thomas who mentioned that all black music is a product of the peoples’ culture: blues, jazz, soul and hip-hop. Fab 5 also mentioned that Max Roach predicted the growth of hip-hop because he recognized that it was very rhythmic.
Below is a brief introduction to the panelists, followed by the video of the evening in two parts
The moderator was the Media Assassin Harry Allen
And the panel:
Interactive Whiteboards by PolyVision
|Alvin Aqua Blanco, Deputy Editory of HipHopWired.com, Freelance Writer & Editor and Author of The Wu-Tang Clan and RZA: A Trip through the 36 Chambers of Hip Hop.||Raydar Ellis, Producer, DJ, Emcee, Instructor at Berklee College of Music and Founder of the J. Dilla Ensemble.||Igmar Thomas, Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, Bandleader and Musical DIrector of the Revive Da Live Big Band.|
|Fab 5 Freddy, Hip Hop Pioneer and Cultural Icon.||Akiba Solomon, NABJ-Award winning writer, freelance journalist, editor and essayist.||Dr. Joseph G. Schloss, Author of Making Beats: The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop and Foundation: B-Boys, B-Girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York|