Monday, May 3, 2010

Tuesday, May 4: Hip Hop Intellectual Resistance @ The Brecht Forum

Tuesday May 4th, 2010 7:30 PM

Book Party and Forum
Hip Hop Intellectual Resistance
A.Shahid Stover
451 West Street between Bank & Bethune Streets

"What is the relationship between Hip Hop aesthetics and Black cultural resistance to oppression? Does Hip Hop still have any revolutionary potential? Has it ever? What is a Hip Hop intellectual? What does it mean Hip Hop eMCees function as the critical conscience of a socially oppressed and racially marginalized community? Is there evidence in Hip Hop culture of potentialities for a redemptive Black manhood which could be channeled into human liberation praxis?

In this confrontational and philosophical work of social critique and cultural commentary, A. Shahid Stover ignites a series of explosive critical interrogations which explore a tense unity of Hip Hop aesthetics and radical social theory. Written with the compelling audacity of a young iconoclast, Stover challenges the reader with an elevated critical discourse which remains diligently grounded and ever relevant to “the streets of a world in structural transition, spiritual alienation, socio-political upheaval and intellectual revolt.”

A. Shahid Stover is a writer, philosopher and social critic based in New York City and is Editor-in-Chief of THE BROTHERWISE DISPATCH ( Stover has written for THE CAROLINA TIMES, THE SOURCE Magazine of Music, Culture and Politics and LEFT TURN Magazine(
Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15

Info: The Brecht Forum

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