BEATS N BARS 2018 CONFERENCE 

"THE FRESH EFFECT"

(DAY TWO)


HEALTH AND WELLNESS: HIP HOP GOES VEGAN

MODERATOR: FINIAN ST. OMER II
AKA FIN THE DJ

Health and Wellness is an important topic in our society today. This session will be an vital opportunity to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle and how it fits in the culture of Hip Hop. Many of us are looking for solutions and are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how to take better care of themselves. This session seeks contribute to that aim by focusing on the way we eat.

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Khnum “Stic” Ibomu

Stic is an internationally acclaimed, street respected hip hop artist, founding member of dead prez, activist, author and entrepreneur that has come full circle as a passionate holistic health and fitness advocate.

Stic is the founder of the RBG FIT CLUB - a healthy lifestyle movement fusing hip hop culture with holistic wellness. Stic was awarded the Humane League’s 2015 Humane Hero Award. In 2014, he received the Black Men’s Holistic Health Award and he has also received The Betty Shabazz Award for Social Justice.

In 2011 Stic created the groundbreaking “fit hop" album "The Workout" that debuted at #1 on the iTunes Fitness charts and he is currently in production on the highly anticipated sequel. Stic has written and produced for artists such as Nas, Erykah Badu and toured worldwide with artists such as The Roots, Common, Mos Def and others. He produced an original score for the film “Soulfood
Junkies” and he has authored three books: Warrior Names from Africa, 
The Art of Emcee-ing and his latest release Eat Plants, Lift Iron co- authored with his wife nutritionist Afya Ibomu B.S., CHHC and Strength Coach Scott Shetler NASC-CPT. Stic is a featured columnist for Huffington Post and several national magazines (Origin, Mantra, Thrive
and others).

Stic is also a RRCA Certified Running Coach (Road Runners Club of America) and Certified in Adult and Infant CPR, FIRST AID & AED. Stic lives in Atlanta with his wife Afya and their sons, Itwela and Nkosua. In addition to running, writing and making music, he enjoys martial arts training, audiobooks, great restaurants, inspiring films and spending quality time with family. Stic’s lifestyle embodies an inspiring and refreshing message of WELL ROUNDED WELL BEING.


PEN TO THE PAPER: SONGWRITING, PUBLISHING, AND ROYALTIES

This session will focus on songwriting and music publishing. The conversation will range in topic from the writing process to getting placements in film and TV. Resources and insight will be provided. Anyone interested in learning how to begin or advance a songwriting career should be in attendance. This session is also for anyone interested in knowing more about the world of crafting and selling songs.

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MARONDA "LYRIC" T'PRING

If you need songs copyrighted today or titles registered tomorrow, "Lyric" can help launch your music career and expand your revenue streams. As a Berklee College of Music graduate, she's positioned herself as a self-titled "Entertainment Administrator" in the business of music. Under the mentorship of Music Supervisor, Jabari Ali of Paragon Film Music, Lyric has risen from Assistant to Music Coordinator in television and film for shows such as Shots Fired (Fox) and  Equalizer 2 (Sony). She's become the indies go-to source they can trust for music administrative needs via her music administration company iAMaSONGwriter. 

Media: Exclusively Indy Interview W/ Maronda "Lyric" T'Pring & Jabari Ali On How To Get Paid Through Music


BEATS N BARS PRESENTS: THE SESSION

This will be a fun and interactive session where our panelists will guide attendees in a review of submitted music from area artists. The submissions will discussed and rated, highlighting what works well, what is missing or needs to be improved, and what doesn’t work at all.

INTELLINGENTLY RATCHET

INTELLIGENTLY RATCHET

In response to the lack of platforms that allow diversity of opinion, true expression and open discussion for everyday Americans, we created Intelligently Ratchet. An independently owned, Durham - based interactive Facebook show streaming live every Wednesday night at 9pm. Hosted by Kevin “Kaze” Thomas and Karim “Bishop Omega” Jarrett,  the show foucuses on a wide range of important topics surrounding world and local news, politics, music, sports, and pop culture with a comedic touch. We hope these discussions give us the voice to create our own narrative about how we feel concerning issues important to us as tax paying citizens, and that the power of constructive conversation would provoke a deeper thought process and awareness surrounding these issues. At the same time, we provide comic relief to balance it all out, and boy do we got jokes. Every episode we laugh and have fun while tackling some serious subject matter. Now on our 3rd season and counting, we hope this show continues to be informative and inspires people to take action to make our world a better place.

NANCI O

NANCI O

Nanci O. began documenting hip hop culture focused on North Carolina and South Carolina in 2008 for several reasons, one being because at that time, there were very few websites that focused exclusively on Carolina hip hop culture. Over the years her documentation has included multiple media formats such as a blog, podcast, radio shows and a YouTube channel.

Nanci O. is a proud North Carolina native with South Carolina roots. She’s been a fan of hip hop culture since a young age. 

Nanci O. is also the creator of #RapOnTheRun, which incorporates running and a hip hop influenced lifestyle. #RapOnTheRun includes her adventures in running, fitness related product reviews and more. She fell in love with running over six years ago. Since that time Nanci O. has finished two 26.2 mile marathons and nine 13.1 mile half marathons.


ACTIVATIONS


NCCU FABLab

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Eric Saliim

The NCCU FABLab is the first Fab Lab to open on a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) campus, thanks to the collective efforts of Innovation Inclusion Initiative of MIT and Title III of US Department of Education. The NCCU FAB Lab lab is a digital prototyping platform for innovation and invention; providing stimulus for computational learning and local entrepenurship. The NCCU FAB Lab is an educational outreach component of North Carolina Central University College of Arts & Sciences.

The NCCU FABLab is the culmination of a dream that began with Clarence Williams 1961 NCCU Graduate and Professor Emeritus at MIT and completed by Topper Carew, Director of Innovation and Inclusion Initiative at MIT Media Lab, who selected the campus of NCCU to be the first HBCU campus for a chartered FabLab by FAB Academy. This vision was accepted by the late Chancellor Debra Saunders White who commemorated the opening of the NCCU FABLab on May 15, 2015 in Mary Townes Science Complex.

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MAKING MUSIC WITH YOUR ART

FACILITATOR: ERIC SALIIM OF THE NCCU FABLAB

DESCRIPTION: Explore the convergence of music, art and technology in this workshop with NCCU FABLab as you learn how to incorporate the Touch Board into an interactive project

VINYL SELFIES

FACILITATOR: ERIC SALIIM OF THE NCCU FABLAB

DESCRIPTION: Turn your smile into an adhesive decal in this workshop with NCCU FABLab as you learn how to use open source software to convert your photo image into a transferrable vector.