Naughty By Nature will headline the Hip-Hop Entertainment
Showcase during the RainbowPUSH Wall Street Project Conference this year on
Wednesday, January 15.
Confirmed panelists this year include Ed Lover
& Dr. Dre, Kennard Gibbs (Vibe), Dr. Benjamin Muhammad (Pres. of Hip-Hop
Summit Action Network), Davey D., Carl Brown (CEO/FUBU), Willie Esco and Don
Polk (CEO of Romar Group).
The annual conference, which takes place at the
Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City, designates one day to
hip-hop and helps connects budding hip-hop entrepreneurs with Wall Street, offering
numerous courses and workshops during the day.
Panelists will focus on such topics as the mass
appeal of media and censorship versus first amendment rights, hip-hop and youth
politics and the business of hip-hop.
The full itinerary is below:
Dates: January 14 to 17, 2003 Location: Sheraton
New York Hotel & Towers — phone (212) 581-1000 811 7th Avenue, at 52nd
Street; New York, NY 10019
Panel to focus on the mass appeal of the media
surrounding Hip Hop and the challenges of censorship vs. the first amendment”
Moderator: Doctor” Bob Lee – 107.5/FM – WBLS Radio Station. Panelists: Dr. Dre
& Ed Lover, Jessica Green – BET.COM David Horowitz – Y2G /FUBU Website, Kyle
Donovan – NV Magazine Kennard Gibbs – VIBE Magazine
4:30-6:00PM Hip Hop Youth & Politics – Youth
Formulating Political Ties & Strategies – Panel to focus on our youth and their
concerns regarding their input in the political structure of today’s society
and Hip Hop culture as a political springboard for change. Moderator – Ed DeJesus,
The Source Youth Foundation. Panelist – Charles Fisher, Chairman & Founder Hip
Hop Youth Summit, Toni Blackman, Hip Hop Ambassador to USA/Senegal, Davey D.,
William Juzang- Founder & President MEE (Motivational Educational Entertainment),
Dr. Benjamin Muhummad- RUSH Communications, Vinnie – Naughty By Nature
4:30-6:00PM Business of Hip Hop – (Promoting/Marketing,
Recording, Management & Apparel ) Panel to focus on the jobs and criteria that
exist in the Hip Hop industry Moderator – David Olu, President, Super Hip Hop
Conference & Expo, Panelist – Carl Brown – CEO, FUBU Records, Willie Esco –
Clothing Designer, James McMillan, Esq. – Entertainment Attorney, Delante Moore
– A&R Executive Interscope Records (Nelly’s Record Label), Don Polk – The Romar
Group (Clothing Manufacturer), Jeffrey Sledge – Jive Records.
7:00-9:30PM Hip Hop Entertainment Showcase –
This Showcase will highlight premiere comedy talent, spoken word artist and
Hip Hop recording artists. Master of Ceremony – Mark Curry (“Hanging with Mr.
Cooper”). Headlining – Naughty By Nature ABU – singing “Wall Street Money,"
HBO Def Comedy Jam – Jay Phillips, Mike Yard, HBO Def Poetry’s Flomentalz, Def
Poetry On Broadway’s Black Ice.