Xavier's Black Student Association presents special events during Hip Hop Week

The events celebrate the unique musical genre that began in the 1970s | September 24, 2010

Xavier University’s Black Student Association is sponsoring daily events during Hip Hop Week from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. The public is invited, and all events are free with the exception of the Icebreaker dance on Friday, Oct. 1.

The Hip Hop musical genre began in the 1970s and is primarily African-American with Jamaican influence. Comprised of loop, rapping, freestyle, scratching and beatboxing, it is used to express political, social and personal issues. For more information, call 513-745-3181.

Monday, Sept. 27
“And the Legacy Continues” Hip Hop Mobile Museum
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Clocktower Lounge, Gallagher Student Center third floor
This exhibit from the archives of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is a collection of Hip Hop memorabilia spanning 35 years. It includes 150 items such as photos, records, hand-written lyrics and movie posters celebrating the history of this influential music form.

Conversations with Professor Griff
5:00 p.m., Kelley Auditorium, Alter Hall
Professor Griff of Public Enemy speaks on the social, political and global impact of Hip Hop in today’s society.

Tuesday, Sept. 28
Display: Hip Hop Serving the Community
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Gallagher Student Center Stairwell
Learn more about the philanthropies and non-profit organizations started by Hip Hop artists to improve communities globally.

Wednesday, Sept. 29
A Night of Spoken Word and Open Mic, hosted by Elament featuring Truth Be Told
7:00 p.m., 412 Conaton Learning Commons
This program features spoken word, an art form inspired by Hip Hop. Listen to the hottest spoken-word artist and share your talents on stage.

Thursday, Sept. 30
Movie Night: Krush Groove
8:30p.m., 412 Conaton Learning Commons
Krush Groove, a 1985 Warner Bros. movie, is based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings and record producer Russell Simmons. It shows the foundation of the Hip Hop movement.

Friday, Oct. 1
XU Icebreaker featuring DJ Ennoch of 101.1 The WIZ
9:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m., Cintas Center Banquet Room
$7 general admission; $10 after 11:00 p.m. No re-entry after 12:00 a.m. Photo ID required.