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Video: Check the Technique: Hip Hop as Methodology 2014 Panel Discussion at Cornell & USCA
Video: Check the Technique: Hip Hop as Methodology 2014 Panel Discussion at Cornell & USCA

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Inspired by the publication of Check the Technique V.2, journalist Brian Coleman's second volume of "Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies," this discussion covers hip hop production practices and the hip hop creative process as both musical techniques and social techniques. What is the history behind the making of some of hip hop's greatest albums and songs? How are tracks made? How can the process of assembling a track be applied to larger social and cultural practices?

BRIAN COLEMAN: Journalist & author of Check The Technique Vols 1 & 2, And Rakim Told Me: Wax Facts Straight From The Original Artists
BRIAN 'B+' CROSS: Photographer, filmmaker, UCSD professor & author of The 1993 Classic, It's Not About A Salary, It's About A Reality: Rap, Race, And Resistance In Los Angeles
OLIVER WANG: Sociologist, DJ, journalist & author of Classic Material: The Hip Hop Album Guide
MONALISA MURRAY: DJ, Hip Hop record label & promotion veteran
ADRIAN YOUNGE: Composer, arranger, producer (Venice Dawn, Souls Of Mischief, Ghostface Killah)
BROTHER J: From legendary Hip Hop crew X Clan
Moderated by Josh Kun, USC Annenberg professor and director of the Lear Center's Popular Music Project.

The Cornell University Hip-Hop Collection presents the world's largest research archive of artifacts documenting the birth, growth, and history of hip-hop culture, which turned 40 this past summer.

This evening's video chat guests will include:

- Ben Ortiz, assistant curator of the Cornell Hip-Hop Collection (CHHC);

- DJ Rich Medina, CHHC advisory board member and world-renowned DJ/musician/media personality; and

- Breakbeat Lou, CHHC advisory board member and co-founder of The Ultimate Breaks and Beats compilation series.

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