Q-Tip Is Doing His Part to Make Sure the Future of Hip Hop Is in Good Hands

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23:  Q-Tip speaks onstage during Tribeca Talks Industry: Music + Film hosted by American Express on April 23, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express)

Q-Tip Is Doing His Part to Make Sure the Future of Hip Hop Is in Good Hands

The veteran rapper has a new job title.

Published March 8, 2016

Q-Tip is adding a new job title to his resume, and he’s taking his role very seriously, further proving he’s one of the best people for the job. 

As part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington D.C., Q-Tip has been named the program’s new artistic director.

What exactly does the job entail? For the hip hop series, he will be curating a program that is designed to explore hip hop culture across all elements: deejaying, emceeing, breakdancing, graffiti writing and knowledge of self.

“With Hip Hop constantly changing and evolving, it is easy to forget the history and legacy that precede it,” Q-Tip said in a statement. “I want to begin at the beginning of the Culture to help people see its roots, better understand its present and responsibly create its future.”

Q-Tip will also be working alongside the visual arts organization Hi-ARTS, which has been collaborating with the events center for the past 15 years on hip hop-related programs specifically.

Check out the schedule for the 2016-2017 Hip Hop Culture Season here

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(Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express)

Written by KC Orcutt


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