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Innovation Showcase

Hip-hop’s Cultural Currency

12:00 pm

Unveiling Its Influence in Advertising, Media, and Entertainment

This Innovation Showcase will explore the aesthetic foundations of Hip-hop and its relation to current communication messages. We will trace the musical, visual, spoken word, and literary manifestations of Hip-hop over its 50-year presence in the American cultural imagery that has led to its current position as a multi-million-dollar lightening rod for communication messages related to business, music, film, entertainment (movies, videogames, etc.), and other forms of pop culture expression.    


Ken Rye,
Senior Marketing Consultant, Ken Rye Marketing

Deavondre Jones,
Entrepreneur in Residence, TechTown Detroit

Shanita Baraka Akintonde, President, ShanitaSpeaks, LLC

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