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This community-centered evening program is geared towards lovers of Hip Hop music and culture. This one-of-a-kind event includes a special performance from JAHI of Public Enemy 2.0! Watch as  the lyrics from Hip Hop classics come to life right in front of your eyes. During the evening presentation of The Intersection, JAHI will broaden the conversation around how we can preserve and elevate Hip Hop  for the culture!

Hip Hop culture continues to be the dominating energy around the world through the four founding elements (MC, DJ, Graffiti Art, and Breakin’). With the emergence of strides in fashion, new forms of language, street knowledge and entrepreneurialism increasingly prevalent in all areas of global culture, Hip Hop needs to be in constant dialogue, critique, redefinition and refinement as it continues to expand and grow. Hip Hop culture creates art. Hip Hop is art. But all too often it is only appreciated in club or performance atmospheres.


JAHI, PE 2.0

JAHI’S career began after being the first local Cleveland Hip Hop artist to perform at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 as a result of winning a competition. At sound check, JAHI met Public Enemy and connected with Chuck D backstage. JAHI went on to release underground solo projects and one album, Soulhop The Breakthru, on EMI Denmark with the Danish super group Nobody Beats the Beats in 2006. Sharing the same stages with Yasiin Bey, Blackalicious, Common, Talib Kweli, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay Z, The Roots, Mary J. Blige, Chuck Brown, Chaka Khan, Floetry, Raheem DeVaughn, Ab-Soul, Dead Prez, Jennifer Johns, Snoop Dogg, Zion I, KRS-One, Outkast, Goodie Mob, Public Enemy and many more. As an independent artist, JAHI, was provided opportunities to find his voice and hone in his craft

The third installment from PE 2.0 In The Tradition was released in December 2016 on SpitSlam Recordings. This 5 track EP which was written, arranged and produced by JAHI is an amalgamation of emotions and deep lyricism over straight ahead beats. JAHI is a leader in his community and serves as Program Manager for The Office of African American Male Achievement at the Oakland Unified School District. As the first program in the nation to serve African American boys in a public school district, JAHI manages the Manhood Development program in 16 school sites in Oakland, California.

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