U-M Detroit Center, Thursday, March 29, 2012
And the Legacy Continues… features over 150 rare and original hip-hop artifacts from the archives of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum. The exhibit highlights over 30 years of Hip-Hop culture including rare albums, photographs, magazines, concert flyers, posters, lyric books and many other artifacts from Detroit to the Bronx. The exhibit focuses on the history of hip-hop in Detroit and gives a comprehensive look into a culture that has influenced the world.
The event includes a video presentation by Common Breath Media, which will look at the efforts being made to deliver positive media messages about Hip-Hop through music videos and documentaries.
The activities conclude with a special performance by 5 ELA and panel discussion with Steve Furay (Common Breath Media), Khalid El-Hakim (Black History 101 Museum), Thyme, Mudd and DJ Sicari (5 ELA).
Black History 101 Mobile Museum
Khalid El-Hakim has spent more than 20 years collecting historical documents, photos, publications and pieces of art related to the history of African-Americans in the United States. The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is a traveling history lesson filled with artifacts that serve as a valuable American history lesson. Khalid’s commitment to Detroit hip-hop is infinite, having already made history for his work with Iron Fist Records and legendary MC Proof.
5 ELA / 5e Gallery
Artists Thyme and Mudd have represented 5 Elementz from the beginning of their Hip-Hop Shop days. During thw 1990s, the duo recorded alongside Proof at J Dilla’s basement studio. 5 ELA represents the 7 Mile funk legacy. Even though the Motown Corporation moved to Hollywood, the music never left. DJ Sicari is 5 ELA’s DJ and rhyme partner, as well as one of the city’s most celebrated hip-hop community leaders. DJ Sicari is the founder and business developer of the 5e Gallery; an art space and music space in the city of Detroit with a loyal and talented following.
Common Breath Media
Steve Furay is a journalist, media activist and founder of Common Breath Media. Common Breath Media is an international multimedia project for hip-hop and grassroots activism in Detroit and around the world. He also directs and edits 5 ELAvision, an online hip-hop documentary and web magazine. Furay also mixes for the Common Breath Podcast, which promotes independent musicians. A Detroit music industry veteran, Furay has remained in the city to develop the business and supporting of the 5e Gallery through creative media development.