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Q-Tip Appointed First Artistic Director for Hip-Hop Culture at the John F. Kennedy Center


Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesQ-Tip is rap legend, who can now add a new title to his resume: Artistic Director for John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The rapper, who was a founding member of pioneering group A Tribe Called Quest, has been appointed to the position for the center’s inaugural Hip-Hop Culture series during its 2016–2017 season.

“With Hip-Hop constantly changing and evolving, it is easy to forget the history and legacy that precede it,” said Q-Tip. “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.”

The Center’s Hip-Hop Culture season kicks off in July and will run through June 2017. It’s set to feature an international youth poetry slam, an interactive show inspired by remixing, a b-boy competition and more.

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