More About Piper Carter, Bryce Detroit and Greg Tate

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.