LIVE STREAM: Rock and Roll Night School - Ladies First: Women in Hip-Hop (Wed, Feb 22, 7-9 p.m. EST)

This live stream event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22 from 7 - 9 p.m. EST.

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As part of the Rock Hall’s annual Black History Month celebration, we will explore the complicated and changing roles of women in hip-hop.  From early pioneers (Sha-Rock and Roxanne Shanté) to the game-changing artists of hip-hop’s second wave (Salt-N-Pepa and Queen Latifah) to today’s leading innovators (Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott), women have continually (and effectively) worked to have their voices heard in a genre too often dominated by men.  From marginalized artists to multi-platinum performers, this Rock and Roll Night School will examine the undeniable, yet often overlooked, impact and influence of women in hip-hop – then and now.