Join us for a virtual conversation with the first female MC/rapper to ever do it, Mother of the Mic, MC Sha-Rock. This conversation will not only explore her place as an icon and pioneer in Hip Hop culture, but delve into, and celebrate, the important contributions of women to the artform and Hip-Hop culture as whole.
Sha-Rock began her career as a break-dancer (or b-girl) but made her name as a skilled MC and battle veteran. A member of the Funky 4 + 1, she is the first female MC to receive a record contract and the first female MC to perform on National TV (Saturday Night Live), and is often referred to as the Mother of the Mic. The Funky 4 + 1’s 1980 hit “That’s the Joint” was named the greatest hip-hop song of all time by Rolling Stone.
Event Date & Time:
Friday, November 19 at 6:00PM (PT)/9:00PM (ET)
Pay-What-You-Can (and $0 is an option, but every dollar helps a non-profit like ours)
Where To RSVP:
It’s important to RSVP because that will be the only way to get Zoom access to the event.
This event will be hosted by the Museum of Pop Culture’s Digital Collections Archivist, Adeerya Johnson. Adeerya has a MA in African American Studies and currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research and proposed dissertation work explores Black women’s connections to southern hip-hop dance cultures and the impact of regional geographies in southern hip-hop culture.