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50 Years of Hip-Hop: A Panel Discussion

Lectures: Please join us for a panel discussion that contemplates as well as celebrates 50 years of Hip-Hop culture.


Please join us for a panel discussion that contemplates as well as celebrates 50 years of Hip-Hop culture. Our distinguished panelists will discuss the past as well as the present state of Hip-Hop and how it has influenced music, poetry, fiction and nonfiction, visual media, politics and other spheres of art and culture. 

Date: Monday October 30, 2023 

Time: 5-6:30pm 

Place: Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory 



Professor Derrick Harrell 

Otillie Schillig Associate Professor of English and Director of African American Studies

Derrick Harriell was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He’s worked as assistant poetry editor for Third World Press and The Cream City Review and has taught community writing workshops for individuals of all ages, including senior citizens. A two-time Pushcart Nominee, Harriell’s poems have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies. Cotton (Aquarius Press-Willow Books 2010) is his first collection of poems. 


Professor Jason England

Carnegie Mellon University 

Jason graduated from Wesleyan University with high honors and three awards for fiction; got his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop; and was the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His short fiction has been anthologized, and his essays on meritocracy, racism, sports, and culture have appeared in various publications, including Sports Illustrated, The Root, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Defector.  


Tauheed “Marco Pave” Rahim II

Artist-in-Residence, Department of Performing Arts, Hip-Hop artist and Screenwriter

Marco Pavé is a Grammy nominated Hip-hop artist and Memphis-raised Muslim writer who uses hip hop culture as a means of personal expression and social empowerment. With a decade's worth of experience in the music industry, he’s released several EPs, an album, and wrote and staged an opera, Grc Lnd 2030. His writing and music have been featured on MTV News, NPR, and in the Oxford American. He is currently Hip-Hop artist-in-residence at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Moderated by Professor Richard Purcell, Associate Professor of English, University of Mississippi

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Sponsored by: English, African-American Studies, CLA, Center for Study of Southern Culture