Afrika Bambaataa, Rhymefest, The GZA, Ma Dukes, Doug E. Fresh Get Honored

Hip-Hop 4 Education!

The Hip-Hop Education Center Will Honor Afrika Bambaataa, Rhymefest, The GZA, Ma Dukes, Doug E. Fresh and More at the 1st Annual Extra Credit Awards

The inaugural event will kick off the “We The People for Hip-Hop Education” in Public Schools. The awards show is presented in conjunction with NYU Center for Research in Equity and the Transformation of Schools and Wikiburg.

The show honors:

Afrika Bambaataa- Zulu Nation

Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey- J Dilla Foundation​

Christopher Emdin & The GZA- Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S.

​Thomas Alavarez & Rob ​Jackson- Beats, Rhymes and Life

Dr. Olajide Williams, Artie Green, Easy AD & Doug E. Fresh- Hip-Hop Public Health

Donnie Smith & Che “Rhymefest” Smith- Donda’s Houe

​David T. Ellis- High School for Recording Arts

DJ Stephen Levitin, Pierce Freelon & Dr. Mark Katz- Beat Making Lab

​Toki Wright- Hip-Hop Studies Program, McNally Smith College of Music

These individuals were chosen for “their exemplary models of using hip-hop in education.”

Additional people in attendance include Malik Yoba, DJ Beverly Bond, Afrika Bambaataa, The Gza, Rhymefest, Doug E. Fresh, Fab 5 Freddy, DJ Marley Marl, MK Asante, Ma Dukes, Senator Gustavo Rivera, Martha Diaz, Erica Ford and AllHipHop’s own Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 11th

6PM-7PM: Reception
7PM-9PM: Awards

WHERE: New York University Kimmel Center

Rosenthal Pavilion 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012