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Jacobs School of Music conference to celebrate hip-hop's golden age



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An interdisciplinary conference presented by the Jacobs School of Music on Feb. 16 and 17 will celebrate the golden age of hip-hop in honor of Black History Month.  Matt Begala Buy Photos

An interdisciplinary conference presented by the Jacobs School of Music on Feb. 16 and 17 will celebrate the golden age of hip-hop in honor of Black History Month.

The conference, "Hip-Hop in the Golden Age," will also recognize the 30th anniversary of the De La Soul album “3 Feet High and Rising.” 

“Hip-hop’s golden age (ca. 1988–95) was a time of unprecedented creativity,” reads the event’s Facebook page. “Having crossed over into mainstream culture but not yet bound by the restrictions of major labels, rappers and producers explored seemingly limitless avenues of beat production, flow, and lyrical topics.” 

Producer and recording artist Prince Paul will deliver a keynote address at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 in the Simon Music Building. The event is free and open to the public. 

Prince Paul, whose real name is Paul Huston, is known for his work producing De La Soul’s album “3 Feet High and Rising.” 

Registration for the conference is $25. For those interested but unable to attend, conference papers and events will be available for online viewing through IU Music Live

The conference begins Feb. 16 and runs through Feb. 17. According to the Facebook page, the conference will explore any and all aspects of the hip-hop era, ranging from its historical context to its legacy. 


CORRECTION: A previous version of this article's headline incorrectly spelled Jacobs School of Music. The IDS regrets this error.

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