From Bronx To Billions: A Hip-Hop History Lesson

Recording: From Bronx To Billions: A Hip-Hop History Lesson, Mar 14, 2018


Hip-hop is now America’s most-consumed genre, enriching acts from Cardi B to Jay-Z. Yet its roots lie in the burned out South Bronx neighborhoods of the 1970s. Join one of the genre’s founding DJs (Grandwizzard Theodore, inventor of the scratch), its Forbes wealth chronicler (Zack O’Malley Greenburg, author of the new book 3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and Hip-Hop’s Multibllion-Dollar Rise) and its preservationist (Rocky Bucano, president of the Universal Hip-Hop Museum) to find out what clues hip-hop’s fascinating past offers for its lucrative future.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate