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8th annual Hip Hop Summit in Columbus


Project Rebound held its eighth annual Hip Hop Summit at the Liberty Theatre in Columbus on Saturday, July 26.

The event included several activities, like a discussion on the motive behind gangster rap, and a screening of a documentary on Tupac Shakur's contribution to hip hop.

Organizers say this year's goal was to spark-up a conversation across the generations about the power and persuasion of hip hop music.

"We're trying to let our young people understand that, yea, there's a lot of money being made off of noise," said Dr. J.A. Hud, with Project Rebound, Inc. "But it's time for us to get back to real culture, real music, because that's where people begin to see the better in their fellow man."

The conclusion of the summit each year is a hip hop talent showcase at 7:30 p.m. at Liberty Theatre.      

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