The Extra Credit Awards

Extra Credit Awards

Please join the Hip-Hop Education Center, in collaboration with, New York University Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, and Wikiburg for The Extra Credit Awards. The event hosted by best-selling author, award winning filmmaker, rapper, and professor MK Asante will take place on November 11, 2015 at New York University’s Kimmel Center – Rosenthal Pavilion from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Honorees include organizations and initiatives from across the nation that have contributed to education reform and social change.

This year’s honorees include:

  • Afrika Bambaataa – Zulu Nation – Global
  • Maureen Yancey aka Ma Dukes – J Dilla Foundation – National
  • Tomas Alvarez and Rob Jackson – Beats, Rhymes and Life – Oakland, CA
  • Dr. Olajide Williams, Artie Green, Easy AD and Doug E Fresh – Hip-Hop Public Health – Columbia University – NY
  • Christopher Emdin and The GZA – Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. – Columbia University  – NY
  • David TC Ellis – High School for Recording Arts aka Hip Hop High – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • DJ Stephen Levitin aka Apple Juice Kid, Pierce Freelon, and Dr. Mark Katz – Beat Making Lab – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill / Global
  • Toki Wright – Hip-Hop Studies Program – McNally Smith College of Music – Saint Paul, MN
  • Donnie Smith and Che Smith aka Rhymefest – Donda’s House – Chicago, IL

Get your tickets for the The Extra Awards here.

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