HIP HOP ROCKS THE NEWARK MUSEUM
Celebrating a Great Day in New Jersey Hip Hop
Thursday, March 2, 6 pm
Event begins at 6 pm; $5 admission
Meet the makers of New Jersey hip hop. Join music legends and “new school” artists for a screening of Can’t Forget New Jersey, the first film in the documentary series “Hip Hop’s Great Migration,” which traces the spread of hip hop from New York City around the nation. The hip hop community in and around Newark, NJ, helped to produce such artists as Queen Latifah, DJ Red Alert, Lakim Shabazz and others. A conversation with filmmakers and featured artists follows, moderated by journalist Barry Carter of the The Star-Ledger.
Presented in partnership with the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, this event celebrates the 15th anniversary of a historic gathering of hip-hop artists for “Great Day in Newark,” a reconstruction of “Great Day in Harlem,” Art Kane’s famous 1958 photograph of New York jazz greats.