As part of the D.I.A.’s Tribute to Detroit Hip Hop, Greg Tate will have a conversation with Piper Carter, founder of the Foundation of Women in Hip Hop, and Bryce Detroit, music producer and founder of Detroit Recordings accompanied by the BSA~GR Cru.
Piper Carter says in an Urban Innovation Exchange article written by MJ Galbraith … “Our philosophy is that Hip Hop is in everything and that everything is Hip Hop. That’s the way we see things,” says Carter. “So what that means is that Hip Hop is the culmination of many cultures. That is why if you go to Japan, you’ll see Hip Hop. Anywhere you go, you’ll see Hip Hop. It may look different, it may dress different and have a different accent and maybe a different flavor, but the true essence of Hip Hop is the DIY culture.”
Read the full article here : http://www.uixdetroit.com/people/pipercarter.aspx
Bryce Detroit is a visionary, record executive, producer, evolutionary Emcee, and native Detroiter. He grows community as Director of HERU Organization, board member of 5E Gallery, and founding member of the Detroit Future Youth network. He grows 21st century cooperative economies as President of Detroit Recordings Company, organizational member of the Cass Corridor Commons, and Detroit Future Media graduate. He is leading innovation in Detroit, using entertainment arts for promoting self-determination and community-building through sustainable collective-economies. Bryce is a leading cultural figure in Detroit’s food security, environmental, undoing racism, and digital justice movements. He has performed his music for audiences nationwide and published works with MTV and VH1.
Greg Tate was a staff writer at The Village Voice from 1987–2003 and is currently a Village Voice cover article scribe as witnessed by his recent feature on Jay-Z (July12-18). Tate’s writings on culture and politics have also been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Artforum, Rolling Stone, VIBE, Premiere, Essence, Suede, The Wire, One World, Downbeat, and JazzTimes. Tate was recently acknowledged by The Source magazine as one of the ‘Godfathers of Hip Hop Journalism’ for his groundbreaking work on the genre’s social, political, economic and cultural implications in the period when most pundits considered it a fad.