As part of the Rock Hall’s annual Black History Month celebration, we will explore the complicated and changing roles of women in hip-hop. From early pioneers (Sha-Rock and Roxanne Shanté) to the game-changing artists of hip-hop’s second wave (Salt-N-Pepa and Queen Latifah) to today’s leading innovators (Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott), women have continually (and effectively) worked to have their voices heard in a genre too often dominated by men. From marginalized artists to multi-platinum performers, this Rock and Roll Night School will examine the undeniable, yet often overlooked, impact and influence of women in hip-hop – then and now.
This event is free and reservations are not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education department presents Rock and Roll Night School, a monthly series of educational, discussion-based evening classes offered free of charge from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The award-winning education department leads the classes, which are geared towards adults interested in gaining more knowledge about rock and roll history. The program explores the history of rock and roll from its roots to its current incarnations.
Special attention is given to the music’s impact on society, its reception by fans, and its most innovative practitioners. Each class includes a presentation, music and video clips, and group discussions.
Unless otherwise noted, RSVPs are not needed to attend Rock and Roll Night School.