Q-Tip Is the Head of Kennedy Center’s Hip Hop Culture Council

Aiming to create new pathways and deepen public knowledge.

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The Kennedy Center named Q-Tip as the Hip Hop Culture Council’s inaugural Artistic Director. Hip Hop Culture Council is a new initiative meant to “help the Kennedy Center create new pathways and deepen public knowledge of Hip Hop, contribute to broader Center-wide initiatives, and strengthen the burgeoning Hip Hop Culture program at the Kennedy Center.”

“The Kennedy Center’s Hip Hop Culture Council reflects the creative, social, and intellectual wealth of the Hip Hop community,” Q-Tip said in an introductory video about the new program. “The members are the embodiment of what we stand for and all that we aspire to achieve with the Hip Hop Culture program.”

Founding members of the Council also include Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Common, 9th Wonder, Fab 5 Freddy, Mimi Valdés, Grandmaster Caz, and LL Cool J.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with such an extraordinary group of icons, innovators, and contributors to the Culture,” said Simone Eccleston, Director of Hip Hop Culture and Contemporary Music. “Q-Tip is deeply invested in creating a brain trust to advance and expand our work. As we continue to build the complex ecosystem that supports this program, the Council becomes an integral piece in sustaining Hip Hop’s presence at the Center.”

You can learn more about the initiative’s first projects here.

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