The Social Lounge: David Banner, Wendy Williams, Dr. Cornel West, Master P and Pharaohe Monch

For over four years, AllHipHop has hosted the Social Lounge, an ongoing series of discourse about issues in the Hip-Hop community. Last week, AllHipHop’s Social Lounge – a part of AllHipHop Week 2007 -was as ill as advertised. It offered a fervent, productive discussion between radio host Wendy Williams, rappers David Banner, Pharaohe Monch, Master P and scholar Dr. Cornel West. The event was hosted by AHH’s own Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur and Pace University.

The second portion of the conversation was with Dr. West and Tex and Rene of Timezone International in a very enlightening talk about American Hip-Hop and its affect on the rest of the world.

Below, you will find pictures and video from the Social Lounge. All images were taken by Djamilla Rosa Cochran of WireImage. Also, click here to see the Social Lounge Summary with a performance by Saigon.

Part 1 - The Jena 6

Master P joins the discussion and the heat gets turned up.

More Master P and Banner...

Cornel West breaks it down to the very last compound and Banner clear the air on his views about Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Chuck "Jigsaw" Creekmur, Pharaohe Monch, Grouchy Greg Watkins, David Banner and Dr. Cornel West

Radio Host and "Queen of all Media" Wendy Williams

David Banner addresses an audience member that decides to start the Q&A early.

Dr. West stands up to make his point to the people.

Monch is chillin,' always chillin - what more can he say?

Master P and Banner really got into it during the Social Lounge. It appeared to be personal.

Before the Mobb Deef fiasco, Siagon performed his most positive songs and spoke to the crowd about his views on the issues.

Hip-Hop is now a worldwide phenomenon and Tex and Rene of Timezone International discussed how it is going down in other parts of the Earth.

Dr. West, who is also an MC, brushes his shoulders off.

Wendy standing pretty backstage.

Thank you's go out to Pace University, Wendy Williams, David Banner, Pharaohe Monch, Master P, Dr. Cornel West, the crew and audience members in attendance. Stay tuned for the next Social Lounge!