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Documentary Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary of The Twin Cities Hip Hop Scene
Free tickets for the film, panel discussion and meet & greet at the Minnesota History Center available now
ST. PAUL, Minn (February 16, 2023) – The Minnesota Historical Society is proud to continue its great partnership with the filmmakers of the “A Great Day in Twin Cities Hip Hop: Reflection on The Culture, Standing on Untold Legacies" documentary. Minnesota History Center’s 3M Auditorium will host a special screening to celebrate local music pioneers, the history of Hip Hop in the Twin Cities, and commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the genre.
Ralph L. Crowder III, a local independent journalist and producer, created a documentary film in 2010 about the “A Great Day in Twin Cities Hip Hop” photo shoot organized by Dj Stage One. The gathering was a reflection of important achievements and affirmation of the group’s impact on the Twin Cities Hip Hop community.
Over the past few years, Minneapolis and St. Paul have been in the national spotlight, acting as the forecaster of unstable conditions within the hip hop community. This documentary serves as an important time capsule, providing a rare look of Black youth cultural expression prior to the 2020 uprising following the tragic killing of George Floyd.
“A Great Day in Twin Cities Hip Hop: Reflection on The Culture, Standing on Untold Legacies" Screening & Discussion
Saturday, March 4, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Private Media Meet & Greet Reception From 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Minnesota History Center (3M Auditorium)
345 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102
Free, registration is required
The film is scheduled to begin at 2:30 pm, followed by a 45-minute panel discussion with local hip hop legends at 3:15 pm. For additional event information, please visit the MNHS website. You can register for the event here.
For more information, or to set up an interview, please contact Jack Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves, and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories, and connects people with history.