Jun. 9, 2023 By Jada Camille
The Brooklyn Public Library is preparing to host “Night in the Library: The Philosophy of Hip-Hop,” an all-night philosophical series with keynote addresses, music, discussion and activities inspired by the culture of the genre, on June 17 at the Central Library.
“We are thrilled to once again welcome New Yorkers to join us for Brooklyn’s most exciting celebration of culture and exchange of ideas,” László Jakab Orsós, vice president of arts and culture for BPL. “On the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, we’re proud to honor the legacy of the genre and take a deep dive into this multifaceted art form that has transcended music and had a tremendous influence on our cultural fabric on a global scale.”
LeBrandon Smith, founder of Really Just Hip-Hop, Kelly Harrison, and April R. Silver, founder of Akila Worksongs, all teamed up to co-curate the event with special speakers, lecturers, and music.