April 14, 2008

Annual Throwback Jam This Weekend

This Saturday is the annual Earth Day Throwback Jam, organized by Hip Hop 101 and the Vassar Greens.

Here's what Hip Hop 101 has to say about the event headliner:
KRS-One (aka "The Blastmaster" or "The Teacha"), is the biggest name we've had at Throwback in a long time. He is one of the most respected emcees in hip hop, largely considered the greatest live performer in all of hip hop, and is also an incredibly intelligent man and a great activist against racism, violence and illiteracy. MTV ranks him #6 on their "Greatest MCs Of All Time" list. In a recent release for his foundation, the "Stop the Violence Movement" he wrote in an open letter, "We cannot afford to stand still. We must use our influence to raise awareness, heal and move toward truth and solutions. We are going to make a change. We are going to build a brighter future. Be a part of it. Apathy is no longer an option."

Throwback Earth Jam 2008
an ALL DAY celebration of HIP HOP and ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM on THE QUAD.
(12pm-6pm)

12noon-1:15: a panel discussion on Race, Class & Environmentalism, including speakers...
*KRS-One
*Dwaine Lee from Sustainable South Bronx
*Jeffrey Hollender, head of Seventh Generation Inc.
*Bria White from Green Teen

1:30-3:30: KRS-One, arguably one of the greatest emcees of all time, will take to the stage with the energy and skill he is known for. YOU CAN'T MISS THIS. "THE TEACHA" IS HERE.

4:00-6:00: Performances by C Spears, Cans, Theory, Sic Osyrus. Break dancing by Dynamic Rockers, Energy Dance Company. All beats provided by DJ Curt Kre-Z. Live art throughout!

**FREE BARBECUE WITH HAMBURGERS, VEGGIE BURGS, CHIPS, DRINKS, DESSERTS AND NATHAN'S FAMOUS HOT DOGS ALL DAY LONG. FREE BEER FOR THOSE WITH ID FROM 2-4PM.**

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is gonna be a sick weekend

zack miller '10 said...

I love M.I.A., but it seems a bit silly that people were so excited to see one show by an innovative, politically charged and artistically forward-thinking musician and there seems to be very little excitement about an artist who was doing the same things before M.I.A. even thought of music as a career. I'm miles away from being an expert on the subject, but I would hope that a good number of students here have enough of even a rudimentary awareness of hip-hop history to know how significant KRS-One coming here is.

Anonymous said...

whoop whoop thats the sound of da police!