2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Rewriting of Hip Hop History

Wednesday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 16AB
531 E 4th St

Since Hip Hop's inception it has largely been reported on by outside media sources, often times resulting in the reshaping or redefining of the Culture. Many people who grew up on Hip Hop Culture have become the bloggers, journalists, filmmakers and teachers of Hip Hop history. We’ll discuss what responsibilities we have, if any, as fans, artists, etc to make sure the information we put out there, or give a platforms to, is accurate, as well as healthy for the Culture. 

Hashtags: #sxsw


Kevin Beacham at SXSW

Kevin Beacham

Project Mgr

Rhymesayers Entertainment

Kevin Beacham is a respected underground Hip Hop educator, writer, DJ and most importantly, fan. He discovered and fell in love with Hip Hop in early 1980 and has continued on a path every since to...

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Jonathan Shecter at SXSW

Jonathan Shecter

Cuepoint @ Medium

Jonathan Shecter is a music/media professional with more than 25 years experience as an editor-in-chief, executive producer, and programming director. Best known as founding editor of The Source ma...

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Dan Charnas at SXSW

Dan Charnas

Author/Journalist/Assoc Arts Professor

The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

Maco Faniel at SXSW

Maco Faniel

Rutgers University

Author of HIp-Hop in Houston: The Origin and Legacy

Maco L. Faniel, a native Houstonian, is an emerging scholar, writer, speaker and advocate.

Maco’s book, Hip Hop in Houston: The Origin and ...

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Ben Ortiz at SXSW

Ben Ortiz

Asst Curator, Cornell Hip Hop Collection

Cornell University/Hip Hop Collection

Ben Ortiz is the Assistant Curator of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection, a group of archives documenting the birth, growth, and spread of Hip Hop culture. The CHHC currently contains over a quarter-m...

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