BGirls, Emcees, and Legacy: A Hip-Hop Panel from Freedom Flows
“We Remember a Time Before There Was Hip-Hop"
- Jarobi White
Jarobi White (A Tribe Called Quest), Sha Rock (first female emcee), and DJ Lady Love reminisce on early hip-hop highlights and struggles with MoPOP’s Adeerya Johnson in this incredible panel celebrating 50 years of hip-hop.
Amid the introduction of MoPOP’s online hip-hop collection, the Freedom Flows panel recognizes the importance of legacy, as well as the necessity of growth. Get a front row seat to an intimate reminiscing on early hip-hop highlights, the panelists shed light on the struggles and successes that shaped careers and the industry as a whole.
Jarobi White, Sha Rock, and DJ Lady Love's stories showcase the power of hip-hop as a cultural movement and its ability to stand the test of time. Their incredible contributions have helped morph the genre into a global phenomenon, and they continue to inspire and influence the next generation of artists. As we celebrate the past and look forward to the future, we’re reminded that the spirit and culture of hip-hop lives on, stronger than ever, and ready to take on another 50+ years.