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Hip-hop mogul to speak at APSU

The Austin Peay State University Hispanic Cultural Center will host guest lecturer and hip-hop mogul Will Strickland.

The talk will start at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

Strickland will be speaking about hip-hop culture as well as multiculturalism throughout the world. He began lecturing in 1998, when he created Edutainment: The Impact of Hip Hop on American Culture.
The Austin Peay State University Hispanic Cultural Center will host guest lecturer and hip-hop mogul Will Strickland.

The talk will start at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

Strickland will be speaking about hip-hop culture as well as multiculturalism throughout the world. He began lecturing in 1998, when he created “Edutainment: The Impact of Hip Hop on American Culture.”

A year prior, while Strickland was the senior national director of Rap Marketing and Promotions at Epic Records, he created and produced the first ever online concert in black music history. This landmark event featured Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Cappadonna. Also, Strickland has worked with artists such as The Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Prince, Erykah Badu and Snoop Dogg.

Currently, Strickland is executive director of Project Logic, an arts and education-based collective focused on providing creative Canadian urban music development. He also serves as co-principal of Keikwalk Consulting, a marketing firm in Toronto, which oversees multiple entertainment and social programs.

Above all, Strickland is a champion for the cause and preservation of hip-hop culture.

For more information about the lecture, contact the Hispanic Cultural Center by telephone at (931) 221-6645. -- Jessica Baird