Immediate: February 6, 2017
Hip-Hop Summit 2017 at Nassau Community College
February 28 - March 1
Garden City, NY –
Hip-Hop Summit 2017 will take place at Nassau Community College on Tuesday, February 28, and Wednesday,
March 1, in the College Center Building. During events taking place over a two-day
period, the summit will explore the world of spoken word and hip-hop.
Among the events that will take place during the summit are a hip-hop production workshop
with Mr. Fingaz, who has collaborated with DMX, JA Rule and Jadakiss (10:00 a.m. on
February 28); and a lecture by internationally respected scholar and author Tricia
Rose, author of Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (2:00 p.m. on March 1). Also featured is a panel discussion on higher education and
social justice including Amadeus, CEO of Platinum Boy Music Inc. — who has produced
for over 60 artists including Jennifer Lopez, 50 Cent and French Montana (3:15 p.m.
on February 28) — and poets and activists Bonafide and Reginald Dwayne Betts (1:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
on February 28, respectively). The sponsors of Hip-Hop Summit 2017 are the Ad-Hoc Hip-Hop Committee, the Black History Month Committee, the Hispanic
Heritage Month Committee, the student record label P.O.P. Records, the NCC Programming
Board and Women’s Studies.
Hip-Hop Summit 2017
is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. Seating, however, is
limited. Those wishing to attend events should stop by the Public Safety Office of
the College ahead of time in order to obtain a parking pass. For more information
about this event, contact Rich Ceballo in the NCC Student Activities Office at 516.572.7148.
Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, part of the State University of New York, is an institution
where more than 20,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing
and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher
education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in
the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York
State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.