Hip Hop: Reshaping the World and Language

Conversations  |  Asian-American Spotlight, 50 Years of Bars, Flows and Beats  |  Cross-genre  |  English  |  1 hr

26 Nov, Sun, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
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We’ve got 99 problems but thinking of an iconic hip hop line ain’t one. Jeff Chang, Akeem Jahat and Masia One discuss how hip hop is a movement that has transcended cultural boundaries, made space for linguistic innovation and shaped our everyday discourse. Come explore how hip hop has become a global language of its own.

This programme is part of the Spotlight on Asian-American Authors and is made possible with the support of the U.S. Embassy Singapore.




Huzir Sulaiman is the co-founder and Joint Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre. An award-winning playwright, his Collected Plays 1998-2012 was published in 2013. His play Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner was a commission of the 2019 Singapore International Festival of Arts. His 2023 directing credits include Session Zero, Tender Submission, and Brown Boys Don’t Tell Jokes. He was educated at Princeton University, where he won the Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize, and is a Yale World Fellow.