Hip Hop Shop Host Touré to Give Voices of Color Lecture
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
March 26, 2012
Touré, contributing editor to Rolling Stone magazine and host of Fuse TV’s The Hip-Hop Shop and On The Record, will present a lecture on Wednesday, March 28, at 6 p.m., in the Hamilton College Chapel. The lecture, “What We Can Learn About Life from Hip-Hop,” is sponsored by the Voices of Color Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.
Touré’s lecture will deconstruct hip-hop culture and comment on the power, importance, and place of hip-hop in the media and entertainment industries. He will talk about his experiences interviewing some of hip-hop’s most pivotal figures and analyze several well-known hip-hop tracks.
Touré got his start as an intern at Rolling Stone in 1992 and has been a contributing editor since 1997. He has written Rolling Stone’s cover stories for such artists as Adele, Alicia Keys, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg. Touré is the author of four books, most recently Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness, which takes a look at what it means to be black in the 21st century. He has been featured on The Today Show, The O'Reilly Factor, Anderson Cooper 360 and Nightline, and has worked as a regular correspondent for CNN, BET and MSNBC.
The Voices of Color Lecture Series honors C. Christine Johnson, former director of the HEOP Program at Hamilton College, and is supported by the Office of the President, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs, and the Days-Massolo Center.