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Q-Tip made history on this week by becoming the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ first artistic director for its upcoming Hip Hop Culture series.

The legendary rapper, producer and DJ will create the series, exploring the culture across deejaying, emceeing, breakdancing, graffiti writing, and knowledge of self.

In a press release, the Tribe Called Quest member said, “With Hip Hop constantly changing and evolving, it is easy to forget the history and legacy that precede it. I want to begin at the beginning of the Culture to help people see its roots, better understand its present, and responsibly create its future.

Here are the dates you can catch the 2016-2017 Hip Hop Culture series located in Washington D.C:

July 12-16, 2016 — Family Theater, Concert Hall — Brave New Voices Youth Summit

October 12-16, 2016 — Family Theater — All the Way Live!

November 3-5, 2016 — Terrace Gallery — Words, Beats & Life Teach-In

November 5, 2016 — Grand Foyer — Top Notch

May 23, 2017 — Eisenhower Theater — DJ Spooky: Rebirth of a Nation

June 5-11, 2017 — Family Theater — /peh-LO-tah/

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