Daudi Abe with Jazmyn Scott

Here’s another opportunity to hear Daudi Abe, this time in conversation with Jazmyn Scott  of Langston. In Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle (University of Washington Press),  Daudi Abe chronicles the development of Seattle hip hop from its earliest days, drawing on interviews with artists and journalists to trace how the elements of hip hop--rapping, DJing, breaking, and graffiti--flourished in the Seattle scene. He shows how Seattle hip-hop culture goes beyond art and music, influencing politics, the relationships between communities of color and law enforcement, the changing media scene, and youth outreach and educational programs. The result is a rich narrative of a dynamic and influential force in Seattle music history and beyond. Dr. Daudi Abe is professor of humanities at Seattle Central College and author of 6 'N the Morning: West Coast Hip-Hop Music 1987-1992 and The Transformation of Mainstream Culture. Jazmyn Scott is the Program Manager of LANGSTON; Seattle’s hub for Black arts and culture. Jazmyn Scott is the founder of The Town Entertainment and co-founder of 50 Next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide, a digital “time capsule” highlighting Seattle and Northwest Hip-Hop, and later partnered with the Black Heritage Society of WA to plan the Black History Month Celebration at the Museum of History & Industry in 2014. The success of that event led to the opportunity to curate a community exhibit on Seattle Hip-Hop.

Presented by The Seattle Public Library and Langston, with support from Elliott Bay Book Company.


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Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle Cover Image
By Daudi Abe, Sir Mix a Lot (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780295747569
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Published: University of Washington Press - November 15th, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
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