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The Delta Music Institute, a recording arts and music industry studies program at Delta State University, will host the sixth annual Delta Hip Hop Conference: Make Some Noise! Hip Hop and Politics, October 10-11 on the Delta State campus.
The 2012 Delta Hip Hop event begins Wednesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. in the BPAC Recital Hall with a screening and discussion of Sut Jully’s film, “Dreamworlds 3,” a look at the exploitation of women in the mass media. Following the film, an amateur beat contest will begin at 9 p.m. in the Green Room of Young-Mauldin cafeteria. Five finalists will be selected from the preliminary round and will compete for a pair of Beats headphones by Dr. Dre. Contestants may sign up for the contest after the film screening. Rules and regulations may be found at www.facebook.com/deltamusicinstitute/events.
On Thursday, October 11, Dr. Temika Simmons will host an open dialogue on “The Voice of Hip Hop in the 2012 Elections” in the Green Room from 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The five finalists for the beat contest will be announced during this session.