6:00 "Everything surrounding you is art" --and-- "Progressive artists always want to put art in the hands of the people."Amiri Baraka ("Art as a Weapon" video clip)
12:00 Panelists Intros: Sheri Warren, Aaron Lloyd, Ceeon Quiett Smith, and Akanke Washington
20:30 "The Golden Years of Hip-Hop" commentary
24:25 "I don't get here without Chuck D." - Akanke Washington (her origin story to hip-hop)
26:30 "I can't get here (hip-hop culture) without New Orleans" (Ceeon) --and-- "Hip-hop doesn't give a damn about your geography."
31:49 "Howard University isn't what you see now ..." - Akanke Washington
36:38 "Black Nia F.O.R.C.E. was a vehicle for a shift toward more consciousness." - Sheri D. Warren
40:30 The definition and purpose of Black Nia F.O.R.C.E. - April R. Silver
46:43 "People's sub-set of skills matched what they were already doing for HUSA ...our relationships were cemented in our work ... we studied and debated a lot and we studied activism ... we just got Lee Atwater off The Board, so yeah...we can pull of a hip-hop conference" | References Ras Baraka, Sister Souljah, Kevin Powell as well as Amina and Amiri Baraka, Ben Chavis, Sonia Sanchez. - Sheri D. Warren
53:45 "We were all saying the same things in different ways ... it wasn't just a music conference for the sake of putting on a music conference." - Ceeon Quiett Smith
59:06:00 - The first press release of the first press conference, as written by Ceeon Quiett Smith and Marie Eusebe. A reference to A. Haqq Islam - April R. Silver
1:02-1:05 "It was like watching a baby grow up (hip-hop culture) ... and you know that that too can be co-opted..." - Akanke Washington
1:05:00 "I always look at hip hop as before "The Chronic" album and after "The Chronic" album...we were losing a free-ness and a creativity that hip hop has never gotten back" - Aaron Lloyd
1:07:00 "We realized that the powers that be realized that hip-hop [culture] could be a money maker whereas before it was seen as a castaway... they are going to take this music from us ... but our panels spoke to us trying to take control of our own music ..." - Sheri Warren
1:09:39 Ceeon tells the Tupac Shakur story.
1:14:48 April R. Silver tells the Kool G Rap smoking blunts story; how the conference became a multi-year conference (at the recommendation of James Mtume, Bill Stephney, Doug E. Fresh, and Sister Souljah). Note the reference to "Jack The Rapper" and the "New Music Seminar."
1:20:35-1:26 "Ya'll weren't thirsty ... you all were there for a purpose ... when people came to the conference and saw that it was all about the culture and hip-hop, I'm sure that it was a breath of fresh air ..." Aaron Lloyd
1:22:50 April R. Silver tells the story of Sean "Puffy" Combs, Heavy D, and the tragic deaths of nine people at City College
1:26:54 Sheri D. Warren The unparalleled level of commitment of us as student organizers.
1:37:03 Aaron Lloyd talks about Fat Joe and Common in their pre-industry days and seeing them before their "come up"
1:40:20- April R. Silver tells the story of Derek Dudley, our Registration Coordinator (and the story of his artist Common, then known as Common Sense).