Don’t Believe the Hype: The Radical Elements of Hip Hop is an exhibit showcasing the five elements of hip-hop culture: graffiti writing, breakdancing, deejaying, emceeing, and knowledge production—utilized to speak truth and justice to social ills in the United States and beyond. Collaborative and participatory — the exhibit integrates faculty and student-driven scholarship, creativity, and curation to showcase the conscious roots of hip-hop culture as an important narrative role in telling a corrective history of urban life in the face of racism, classism, and sexism.
“Don’t Believe the Hype” is the work of Dr. Jenell Navarro and Cal Poly student curators in collaboration with Kennedy Library. Student curators explored each of the elements and placed them under a campus and regional lens to showcase the conscious roots of hip-hop culture.
Thursday April 19, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. @ Kennedy Library, 2nd floor
Will feature live performances by Emcees, Deejays, spoken word, and SLO Breakers.
In collaboration with:
Robert E. Kennedy Library • Ethnic Studies Department • Architecture Department
For more information: ude.yloplacnull@llijurtc