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GA's Top Ranked University Celebrates Hip Hop's 50th & Some of it's Professionals with a Purpose

Source: Kennesaw State University's: Professionals with a Purpose
Source: Kennesaw State University's: Professionals with a Purpose


As this year marks the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop music Georgia's top 5 ranked university invited students to "Come and join a high-powered panel of Hip Hop industry experts". Students were able to talk with the panel about the production of Hip Hop, the writing, the music, and so much more.


In celebration of 50 years of Hip Hop, one of Georgia's top ranked universities, (top 5) hosted an insightful Hip Hop Celebration with Saxton Moore, Lindsay Schwartz, Jerry Clark, Cherise Pugh, Chris Henderson, Mo Ivory, and moderator Julie Smith. The university promised students a high powered panel of executives and the event was led by Kennesaw State University's Radow College of Humanities under the leadership of Dean Catherine Kaukinen. The speakers of the day reported being positively thrilled with the warm reception that they received under the Associate Dean of Student Success and Inclusive Engagement, H.T. Michael Chen leading speaker engagement for the pro series at Radow College. A packed house of students received solid steps to take in supporting their career's immediate plans, heard how GRAMMY Award winners on stage like Chris Henderson leveraged their time in college to get a head start on their music career and how panelists like Cherise Pugh who had spent the most years on backstage saw hip hop as an opportunity for students to bring their highest creative selves to fruition in service to a greater good as so many Hip Hop pioneers did at it's onset and as legends like Ms. Lauryn Hill continue to do.

Tips / Thought-starters

  • Discovering Cultural Roots: Explore the cultural and historical origins of art forms to deepen your appreciation.

  • Learning from Experts: Seek guidance and knowledge from experienced individuals in your creative pursuits.

  • Embracing Spontaneity: Embrace spontaneous creative opportunities for memorable experiences.

  • Sharing Creativity: Share your creative journey and knowledge with others to inspire and connect.

Key Questions/Next Steps

  • Recognizing and Celebrating Diversity: How can you actively identify and celebrate diversity within your creative field or community, fostering an inclusive and enriching environment?

  • Honoring Unsung Heroes: Who are the oftenoverlooked heroes within your creative niche or industry, and what meaningful ways can you employ to acknowledge and pay tribute to their valuable contributions?

  • Resource- try this today for more creativity within Hip Hop and your best life.

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