A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: Language of Hip Hop


Rap Genius founder Ilan with rapper Cam’ron

At 7:30 tomorrow night Rap Genius and Hip Hop 4 are hosting a panel on hip hop, education, and social justice called Language of Hip Hop in MacMillan 117. The panel will feature Africana Studies Prof. Tricia Rose, Brown alum Sam Seidel ’02, AS220’s Medusah Black, and Rap Genius founder Ilan Zechory!!!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Rap Genius, it is a Wikipedia-like database for annotated song lyrics that has gotten a lot of press recently owing to a $15 Million investment by prominent venture capital fund Andreesesen Horowitz. Additionally the three founders (all Yale alums) made it onto Forbes’ 30 under 30 list this past year in the music category, nested between Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars.

If that wasn’t enough to sell you on this event, check out this interview Tricia Rose did with the Rap Genius late last year, and check out the event flyer after the jump. Continue Reading