Kennedy Center Names First Director of Hip-Hop CultureA black woman, Simone Eccleston, will be the Kennedy Center's very first director of hip hop culture.
Q-Tip Joins Kennedy Center as Hip Hop Director Hip hop is heading to the Kennedy Center — this time, to stay.
WATCH: Even Obama Gets Misty Eyed When Aretha Franklin Sings 'Natural Woman'Even the leader of the free world can't help but get emotional when Aretha Franklin shows off her original diva pipes.
The NSO Bring Nas' 'Illmatic' to Life for 'One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide'To kick off a two-week hip-hop festival, the National Symphony Orchestra will team up with Nas for two special performances to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Illmatic.
Kennedy Center to Host Hip-Hop Festival in 2014Hip-hop artists including rappers Nas and Somalia-born K'naan will take center stage in an unexpected place next year: as part of next season at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
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