AS HIP-HOP TURNS 50, REV. AL SHARPTON BRINGS TOGETHER LEGENDS ERIC B, MAINO & DRES FOR PANEL HOSTED BY AL B. SURE! AND HIP-HOP MUSEUM CHAIR RUBEN DIAZ JR.—
AS HIP-HOP TURNS 50, REV. AL SHARPTON BRINGS TOGETHER LEGENDS ERIC B, MAINO & DRES FOR PANEL HOSTED BY AL B. SURE! AND HIP-HOP MUSEUM CHAIR RUBEN DIAZ JR.
Frank conversation to serve as call to action for the art form to serve as a vehicle for advocacy and action
New York, NY (April 10, 2023) – Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), today announced hip hop legends Eric B, Maino, Dres, and Attorney James L Walker Jr, Esq. will appear at the Annual Convention for a discussion on April 15th to explore the legacy of hip hop as the art form turns 50 this year. Music legend Al B. Sure! and Hip-Hop Museum Board Chair Ruben Diaz Jr. will lead the highly anticipated event hosted by Ashley Sharpton.
Held on the Youth Day at the NAN Convention, which will run this year from April 12th through April 15th, this marquee discussion will dive into the formation of hip hop, its early influences on advocacy and the civil rights movement, and the art’s historic role in setting the culture. This no-holds-barred conversation will take an honest look at where hip hop has evolved both musically and culturally, as well as where it must go.
The panel, which is still in formation, also seeks to bring together today’s youth with the artists who grew up in hip hop’s early years. The mission is to galvanize the next generation of advocates and artists to continue using hip hop as a vehicle to effect social change.
Al B. Sure!
Ruben Diaz Jr, Hip Hop Museum Board Chair and former Bronx Borough President
Rev. Al Sharpton
Attorney James L Walker Jr, Esq.
Saturday, April 15
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue at West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.
For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.