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This is the first post of many to come expressing my views and reporting the news on what went down this weekend in Chicago at the Feminism in Hip Hop Conference. I'm so burnt from the road trip and the emotional highs and lows that I don't have all my shit together yet.
First of all, shouts out to
The intelligent young ladies of Spelman College, who've started a movement that's gaining momentum
Rosa Clemente. Bush is the "pres" but I voted for Rosa Clemente. She'll see to it that these HOT97 10%ers get their just desserts.
Kim Osorio. Honestly we were adversaries at The Source but she came with some honesty and candor at the conference. I want to help her reach some of the goals she discussed during the media panel (more on this later).
Davey D and his Hard Knock Radio Crew. Put me on the air not once, but twice... Not for 5 minutes...for two full hours of talk radio. Links to follow but believe we were droppin' science.
Invincible and Angie Beatty. Invincible came out and signed up for the open mic like she's not a supastar on the underground. When her CD wouldn't cue up right, she brought Angie Beatty onstage who dropped the SICKEST beatbox a woman has ever busted. Word.
Desdamona. Where are all the lovelies at?
Raquel Wilson & Brooklyn of Verbalisms Magazine. They're boldly stepping where no one's gone before. www.verbalisms.com. How can I be down?
Rachel Raimist. Nobody Knows My Name is still the most relevant documentary film about Women in Hip Hop. This means that more women need to make movies...and we have to help Rae get her in-progress works funded, edited and distributed, ASAP.
Jeff Chang. He's all Asian, all amazing. A true male feminist who takes no shorts.
My valet parking cat @ the Hyatt. He looked out ex amount of times, I've never parked so much in my life.
NOW the moment you've all been waiting for, this is just the tip of the iceberg though, don't trip.
Quote of the year:
"NOT KNOWING IS NOT HIP HOP" - Marcyliena Morgan, founding director of the Hip Hop Archive
Video Model Melyssa Ford who ran off after the media panel when she was supposed to do the radio show. Guess she had to catch a plane or something.
Save the Best for Last:
Fred Hampton Jr., who some seemed to want to keep out of the conference, jumped onstage at the end of the last panel in an attempt to deliver an impassioned speech. The room was promptly shut down. There are numerous issues at play behind this whole thing, which I'll go deeper on when I'm not running on empty.
Highlight Off Campus:
Handsome Boy Modeling School show at the Chicago House of Blues. Backstage passes, dressing room love, Prince Paul, Domino, Casual and Opio (Hieroglyphics!), Davey D in the house, Oakland Love, DREZ FROM BLACK SHEEP, oh my goodness, so much handsomeness, so little time. They rocked til 4:30 a.m., fuck it, sleep is for the weak.
Keep it tuned right here, I'll drop the event science throughout the week as time allows.
LOVE IS LOVE