BB’s VH1 Hip Hop Honor Panels: New Jack Swing + ATCQ

Brooklyn Bodega & The Hip Hop Institute, in conjunction with VH1 Hip Hop Honors
and powerHouse Arena present

HIP HOP HONORS PANELS 2007

Saturday, October 6, 2007 – 12-2pm
powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn
F Train to York Street, A/C to High Street


PANEL #1: Ain’t Nothin’ but that New Jack Swing: A discussion about VH1 Hip-Hop Honoree Teddy Riley and the movement known as “New Jack Swing.” Panelists will discuss the impact of the late 80s to early 90s sound that influenced musical genres including Hip-Hop, pop, and R&B. Discussion will cover the cultural influence of the New Jack Swing era and how it helped establish the careers of Pharrell Williams, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Janet Jackson, and Bobby Brown among others. What exactly is New Jack Swing? How did the sound evolve? Where it come from?

Panelists: Barry Michael Cooper, writer who coined the term “New Jack Swing”, screenwriter, New Jack City
Andre Harrell, founder Uptown Records
Alvin Blanco, Music Editor, AllHipHop.com
Jake Perry, Editorial Director, Brooklyn Bodega

Moderator:
Wes Jackson, President, The Room Service Group

PANEL #1: A Tribe Called Quest, The Birth and Evolution of a Legend: A Tribe Called Quest is one of the few universally respected groups in the history of Hip-Hop. Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Phife (and sometimes Jarobi) crafted five outstanding albums over a 10 year period that defined what is know referred to as the Golden Era of Hip-Hop. Their music has influenced artists from Kanye West to T.I. to J Dilla and many more. Come join us as we discuss the group’s genesis, evolution and legacy. Let’s separate fact from fiction and why this group holds such a special place in Hip Hop.

Panelists: Jeff Sledge, Senior Director, Jive Records
Brian Coleman, author, Check The Technique
Eskay, writer, Nahright.com
Dallas Penn, Dallaspenn.com, Internet Celebrities
Lynn Johnson, Senior Editor, Fast Company
Buttahman, Director of Music & Talent, MTV
Moderator: Wes Jackson, President, The Room Service Group


UPCOMING BROOKLYN BODEGA EVENTS:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH – DUMBO FIGHT NIGHT FEAT. BROOKLYN BODEGA

The Brooklyn Bodega will be participating in Dumbo’s first FIGHT NIGHT , a fundraiser for the Dumbo Brooklyn neighborhood. Catch us as we go head to head against some of the most creative collectives in BK. Blitz The Ambassador will be repping on behalf of Brooklyn Bodega – performances, music, food and drinks included in the ticket price. You can say you helped save the cobble stones.

6pm – St. Ann’s Warehouse – 38 Water Street, BKNY Buy tix here.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH – powerHouse’s BROOKLYNITES CELEBRATION
Join us after Fight Night as we celebrate the release of powerHouse’s latest gem, Brooklynites. The collection features photographs from Seth Kushner and Anthony Lasala of Brooklyn icons, from Marty Markowitz to Maya Azucena.

Brooklyn’s fam DJ J.Period (and fellow BK-ite) will be in the house on the decks.

6-9pm – powerHouse Arena – 37 Main Street, Dumbo BK – FREE 99!

More info here.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH – BROOKLYN BODEGA HIP HOP TRIVIA

Calling all you Hip Hop Egg Heads! Never win our weekly trivia? Flex your trivia muscle and win in person – hosted by the legendary Dante Ross and the Brooklyn Bodega Famalam. DJ Tahlia on the wheels of steel

8pm sharp for signup
reBar – Dumbo, BK
147 Front Street, Upstairs – F to York, or A/C to High Street

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH
In conjunction with Hip Hop Honors and powerHouse Arena, Brooklyn Bodega has curated two panel discussions for two of this year’s honorees – Teddy Riley and A Tribe Called Quest. More info coming soon.

12-2pm, powerHouse Arena – 37 Main Street, Dumbo BK – FREE 99!

Panelists include: Andre Harrell, Barry Michael Cooper, Alvin Blanco (AllHipHop), Brian Coleman (Check The Technique), Buttahman (MTV) and many others.

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