"Hip Hop On Trial" Global Debate
This afternoon, ?uestlove AKA el patron AKA the afro-lord will take up the torch for hip-hop in a public debate billed as “Hip-hop On Trial.” The other debaters include intellectual heavyweights Jesse Jackson, Tricia Rose, Q-Tip, Michael Eric Dyson, KRS-ONE, Touré (a few of whom also happen to be longtime okayplayers. We only roll with intellectual heavyweights) as well as virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier, P.J. O’Rourke and adviser to UK Prime Minster David Cameron on youth & crime Shaun Bailey. It all goes down at the Barbican Centre in London, UK, as part of a series of called Versus put together by Intelligence Squared and Google+. Versus is the first ever global live debate using Google+ Hangouts, and live streamed on YouTube, bringing together the world’s leading experts and advocates on either side of a particular issue–and connecting the conversation right to the masses with the latest social media technology. You can join in the debate too, by posting your questions on http://bit.ly/VsGplus where they will be put to the panel.