PRESERVING, PROTECTING, AND PROMOTING THE ABILITY OF HIP-HOP MUSIC, CULTURE, AND SPIRIT TO IMPROVE HUMANITY, FIGHT INJUSTICE, INNOVATE INDUSTRIES, AND SAVE LIVES
The mission of The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy is to broaden public perception of hip-hop music and culture, ensuring that varied and continuing contributions to multiple fields and disciplines are fairly and accurately documented and communicated. The Center focuses on highlighting hip-hop’s contributions in areas including, but not limited to, music and the arts, education, activism, politics, community, health, sciences, well-being and philosophy. In simplest terms, we exist to help tell hip-hop’s complete story — past, present and future — from an independent perspective, to educate and inspire while protecting and promoting the cultural, artistic and community-based aspects of hip-hop as a whole.
Hip Hop Philanthropy with Mazi Mutafa of Words, Beats & Life
Mazi Mutafa is the founding executive director of Words, Beats & Life, a Washington D.C.-based Hip Hop nonprofit working to benefit humanity through Hip Hop
Hip Hop, Entrepreneurship & Rapping Dinosaurs w/ Zeps, Creator of Children’s Books “Rhymosaurs”
Zeps is an independent Hip Hop artist who has integrated his artistry into multiple business and entrepreneurship settings around the world.
Hip Hop Theater: Rona Siddiqui & Brittany Nicole Williams of Hip Hop Cinderella
A modern -- and futuristic twist on a classic fairytale takes us to a galaxy far, far away, to empower children and girls right here on Earth
Report: Logic’s “1-800-273-8255” Helped Prevent Suicides
A report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) linked rapper Logic’s song “1-800-273-8255” to a reduction in suicides.
What The Jay-Z / NFL Deal Is Still Missing – AUDITORIAL
For a few days, the Jay-Z / NFL deal was all that anyone in hip-hop or sports was talking about. It was polarizing, and many people felt many types of ways about it. Now, after some time has passed, there remains one glaring mistake.
Hip-Hop Can Save America! Podcast Update + Jay Z’s REAL Mistake? – AUDITORIAL
An update on the future of our groundbreaking Hip-Hop Can Save America! podcast, plus, a quick take on hip-hop, social justice, and the one...
The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy Teams Up With Can’t Stop Hip-Hop! The Education Movement Conference at Harvard GSE
The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy is linking up with the Harvard Graduate School of Education as media sponsor for the 2019 Can’t...
Libraries, Museums, and Universities Must Welcome Hip-Hop Into Their Halls
Libraries, museums, and universities must include hip-hop culture in their programming in thoughtful, authentic ways.
Hip-Hop-infused Social Justice Journalism Podcast Wins Top NY Press Club Award
News Beat, which expertly blends hard-hitting journalism with hip-hop music, has snagged a top honor in the 2018 New York Press Club Journalism Awards. The...
Defending Nas: Why Responses to Lonzo Ball’s “Outdated” Comments Miss The Point
Responses to Lonzo Ball's comments about his taste in music, and Nas in particular, miss the chance to explain what "relevancy" in hip-hop really means
‘Hip-Hop Hacks’ Event Series Highlights Technological Innovation Fueled by Youth Culture and Lifestyle
It was MacGuyver meets DJ Premier. In one area of Spotify's sprawling New York offices, a small group of young men and women watched as...
With Response to “Anti-Cop” Rapper, NYPD Brass (Again) Evinces Cultural Bias, Ignorance
A NY Post story exhibited an egregious, disrespectful bias against hip-hop artist and FDNY Captain Kasseem “Ka” Ryan. The NYPD response was inappropriate.
Dear Commissioner William Bratton: Irving Plaza Shooting Is a People Problem, Not a Rap Problem
Blaming rap music or the hip-hop community for the violence at Irving Plaza demonstrates a gross cultural misunderstanding -- and possible attempt at scapegoating -- that has no place in a police commissioner's office
Statement on Afrika Bambaataa Allegations, Hip-Hop and the Media
We feel it is important to provide some guidance as to how this, and other serious matters that involve hip-hop culture, should be covered in the media.
NY Post, Phil Mushnick: Bigotry Has No Place In Sports Commentary
Uninformed, inflammatory language like Mushnick's attack on Chance The Rapper has no place in journalism.