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Posted on April 12, 2017

Portrait of Big Daddy Kane, coming to Cal U April 28.

12th annual Hip-hop Conference
4 p.m. April 28
Morgan Hall Auditorium 

Grammy-award winner Big Daddy Kane will discuss his revolutionary hip-hop career April 28 when he comes to Cal U for the 12th annual Hip-hop Conference.

Kane, along with Pittsburgh radio personality Mike Dean from radio station WAMO-FM (100.1), will present “Hip-hop Don’t Stop: The 40-Year Evolution of DJing, Emceeing and Radio.”

The presentation is free, and the public may attend.

About the speakers

Kane is known for his lyrical ingenuity and innovative live performances. He won a Grammy in 1991 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Back on the Block,” earned several Gold albums (500,000 units sold) and received a VH1 Hip Hop Honor in 2005. He has collaborated with many artists, including Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Heavy D and Patti LaBelle.

Dean began working as a board operator at WAMO before becoming an on-air personality. He has interviewed a who’s-who list of celebrities, from 2 Chainz to Rick Ross to Redman and more.

About the Hip-hop Conference

Cal U’s Hip-hop Conference is organized by Dr. Kelton Edmonds, a professor in the Department of History, Politics and Society. Edmonds is a former director of the Frederick Douglass Institute at Cal U and is an expert in African-American studies.

Under his leadership, conference topics have included social and political activism; the criminal justice system; and sports, hip-hop and race.

Visit Cal U

Admission to the 12th annual Hip-Hop Conference is free and open to the public.

Get directions and campus map.

Metered parking for visitors is available in lots 11 and 17.