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The 8th Annual Can't Stop Hip Hop Conference kicks off on with different opportunities to EXplore Hip Hop at Harvard, EXperience dope films, and EXchange good vibes with gallery tours, documentary screenings, and a jam/concert.

EXplore: Day One DNA 



The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art

102 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138


Curated by Laylah Amatullah Barraym, Day One DNA: 50 years in Hiphop Culture is a beautiful, engaging exhibit from the archives of Ice T and DJ Afrika Islam. 

EXperience: Short Film  Screenings


Gutman Conference Center

6 Appian Way

Cambridge, MA 02138


Come view short documentaries and engage with the artist-filmmakers behind these stories.  

The American Dream: From Prison to Purpose


Follow the story of how Grammy-nominated artist SaulPaul transitioned from prison to college to a global changemaker.  


Wortown Rising: Chapter One - The Arrival

Kaz Supernova & DOS

Musician and producer Kaz Supernova embarks on a journey to tell the rich history of Hip Hop in his hometown of Worcester, MA.   

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EXchange: Opening Jam


Askwith Lecture Hall

Longfellow Hall

13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138

We get into the good vibes with an evening of incredible performances from dancers, MCs, and DJs.  You don't want to miss how we transform a lecture hall into a bass-bumpin' concert space!


Makeda Wallace

Brandie Blaze

Kold Kwan

East Blue Pirates

The Real Young Prodigys

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