The Whirl: 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop

On Aug. 12, the City of Raleigh Museum honored the 50th anniversary of hip hop with a Hip Hop Symposium, Black Party Street Festival and Sneaker Ball at Raleigh Union Station. The event celebrated, honored and documented hip hop culture in Raleigh from 1973-2023 with scholars, influencers, DJs, performers, graffiti artists and more.

DY Nasty, DJ SKILLZ, Crystal Bodie Smith, Miriam Tolbery (MIR.I.AM), Eternal The M.C., Dasan Ahanu
Grady Bussey, Pretty Kitty Ronald White

This article originally appeared in the November 2023 issue of WALTER magazine.