Built By Women: The Backbone of Hip Hop: A Conversation and DJ Battle

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are hosting “Built By Women: The Backbone of Hip Hop” to explore a progressive conversation on the impact of women in Hip Hop and the opportunity for Women to expand and grow in the Hip Hop space. The conversation will be followed by an all Women playlist DJ Battle.

Join us live to celebrate Women’s History Month and the 50th anniversary of hip hop with us.

6:30-7:00pm Doors Open/Light Reception

7:00-8:00pm Hip Hop Panel

8:00-9:00pm DJ Battle


  • Brittany Bell Surratt – Sr. Director, Storytelling & Comms, Hip Hop Caucus
  • Dorothy Bess – NAMIC Capital Area Region President
  • Lita Rosario-Richardson – Entertainment Lawyer, Shulman Rogers
  • Red Summer – Lead Curator, National Museum of Hip Hop
  • Jasmine Young – Director, Warner Music/Blavatnik Center for Music Business at Howard University

DJ Battle lineup:

DJ Eclectic

DJ Kidd Fresh