I was introduced to Jahi through my Son's African American Male Achievement class that Jahi instructed and taught at the local elementary school. Through the course of the class my Son's interest in Black History as well as Hip Hop history peaked. After learning of Jahi's work as community builder/MC we connected and I was introduced to Chuck D's Rapstation platform. Hardknock Radio: Davey D speaks with the long time activist/artist Jahi about his two new books The Microphone JourneyMan, Influences, Messages and Notes from the Stage.. and The Intersection Between Hip Hop Culture and Education.. We talk to him about his experiences as being a member of Public Enemy and his Hip Hop activism..
In this episode of "This; That; and The Third", DJ Ammbush sits with Oakland native Bijan Kazemi. Known for his photography of 90’s Hip Hop artists to turning into a friend to few, he shares his perspective of the culture, time and progression. Bijan shares his story of capturing early images of some of the Bay Area's soon to be luminaries and his progression to seeing more than behind the camera. Presenting a few points of the transition of the culture, consumption of content, the industry and the changes from then until now. As time progressed his roles evolved, he shares the transition from photographer to lifestyle brand manager, while sharing insights to the world of multicultural marketing.
Lastly providing his prospective on the importance of chronicling and preserving Hip Hop and any culture from an authentic perspective.
Tap in for some jewels and inspiration. *Recorded pre Covid-19 virus #stayhome #TTT3