Dr. Brandeis Marshall Bruce Jackson Whitney-Gayle Benta Tuma Basa Rocky Bucano DJ Ted Smooth Datwon Thomas

The Message: Media, Technology, and the Future

A Program featuring DJ Ted Smooth , Tuma Basa , Dr. Brandeis Marshall , Rocky Bucano , Datwon Thomas , Bruce Jackson and Whitney-Gayle Benta

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About this Program

This section will acknowledge the ways in which Hip Hop interacts with media and technology in positive and negative ways. We will pay homage to the early Black-owned/centered media outlets, such as magazines and TV shows that showcased Hip Hop culture. Panel discussions may acknowledge “stan” culture, methods of distribution (records, cassettes, CDs, devices, streaming), and concerts. This section may also include the political side of media and technology, such as brand deals, cancel culture, gossip blogs, internet “beef”, and more.

August 04, 2023, 03:00 PM

03:00 PM - 04:15 PM

About The Speakers

DJ Ted Smooth

DJ Ted Smooth


Tuma Basa

Tuma Basa

Director of Black Music & Culture, YouTube


Dr. Brandeis Marshall

Dr. Brandeis Marshall


Rocky Bucano

Rocky Bucano


Datwon Thomas

Datwon Thomas

Editor-In-Chief, VIBE Magazine


Bruce Jackson

Bruce Jackson


Whitney-Gayle Benta

Whitney-Gayle Benta

Location

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

45-50 Van Dam Street, Long Island City

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