April 6, 2016: Hip Hop Hacks: The Remix

Minds Behind the Music in partnership with The Mixtape Museum and Young Hackers will host a post-panel and networking event for Hip-Hop Hacks at Wix Lounge on Wednesday, April 6, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Teen programmer incubator Young Hackers and hip-hop archival initiative The Mixtape Museum joined forces to host Hip-Hop Hacks, a free two-day hackathon for high school students to explore technology’s role in hip-hop and how the most popular genre in the world inspires technological innovation.

The 2-day event will take place on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 at Spotify’s New York City office where attendees will have the opportunity to study the elements of hip-hop, participate in code and music workshops, network with other students, and learn from music and tech executives.

THE REMIX will further explore how important technology and hip-hop are to one another. Since its inception in the early 1970s, hip-hop culture has been one of the most important forms of expression for youth and has evolved in tandem with technology, from turntables and microphones to mediums like vinyl, compact cassettes, mp3s, and now apps and algorithms.

Hear from Isaiah Greene, Program Manager, Genius, Sommer Regan McCoy, Founder, The Mixtape Museum, Manny Faces, Founder/Executive Director, The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy, Davon Robinson & Keegan Carter, Founders, Moor Games, plus meet executives from Spotify, Genius, Loop Labs and more.