Chicago Voices - Hip Hop: How the City Inspires the Sound

January 31, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chicago has embraced an eclectic mix of regional East Coast, West Coast, and Southern hip-hop styles, but it has always been inspired by the everyday realities and histories of the city. Following the success of artists like Common, Twista, and Kanye West, a new sound was formed in Chicago paving the way for socially-conscious rappers like Lupe Fiasco and Rhymefest.

Join us to examine Chicago’s impact on hip-hop and how the city affects today’s music. Panelists include hip-hop performer and activist Amina Norman-Hawkins, Andrew Barber, and ADD-2.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and is part of Chicago Voices, a groundbreaking multiyear initiative celebrating Chicago’s vibrant, diverse vocal music culture.

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