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Thu, May 11


GRAMMY Museum Experience

Power Forward: Newark's Legacy

A celebration of hip-hop, culture & wealth-building in Newark.

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Power Forward: Newark's Legacy
Power Forward: Newark's Legacy

Time & Location

May 11, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

GRAMMY Museum Experience, 165 Mulberry St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA

About the event

Join us for an unforgettable celebration of hip-hop turning 50 with an exclusive event you won't want to miss!

Click Here to Purchase your tickets from Eventbrite: (Power Forward: Newark's Legacy Tickets)

You're cordially invited to a star-studded celebrity panel and networking event on May 11th, from 6:30-8:30 PM ET at the Grammy Museum Experience @ Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Get ready for an evening of hip-hop themed food, music, and an open bar as we celebrate the milestone anniversary of hip-hop and Newark's impact to music. Our celebrity guest panel and keynote speakers will share their experiences and insights into the culture that has influenced music, fashion, and art worldwide. And that's not all - be prepared for a surprise live performance that will leave you in awe!

Don't miss this exclusive networking opportunity to connect with industry professionals and enthusiasts alike. Tickets are limited, so secure your spot now:

Early bird special - $75 per person (incl. 2hr open bar) ends on May 5.

Early bird couple - $145 for 2 people (incl. 2hr open bar) ends on May 5.

General admission - $60 per person (**cash bar only**) ends on May 11

This curated experience is presented by KreativeClout and Building Green Blocks, Inc. and powered by Wells Fargo and Uncle Willies Wings.

Follow @KreativeClout & @BuildingGreenBlocks on Instagram to stay connected.



Councilman Dupré L. Kelly, Newark's West Ward representative, is not your average politician. As the first Platinum-selling Hip-Hop artist to hold public office in the U.S., he brings a unique perspective to the table. His award-winning leadership and activism have already made waves in the community, and his legendary past as a member of the Hip-Hop group Lords of the Underground adds to his appeal.

Grammy award-winning record executive and music engineer Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton is a name that resonates with music's top artists, including JAY-Z, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey. With his success in producing The Carter's album Everything is Love, he has been dubbed "the most famous and successful engineer in the history of hip-hop" by The Wall Street Journal.

Cheyenne Anthony, Roc Nation's marketing executive responsible for artist management, has helped build the brands of some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Jidenna, Roddy Ricch, Yung Bleu, and Calboy. As the founder of Young, Black & Brooklyn, she is also dedicated to providing safe places and creative outlets for the community, especially the youth.

Paul Chinnery's celebrated photography work with fiber artist Bisa Butler graced the cover of Essence Magazine in 2021, featuring New Jersey rapper King Nilah. As the co-creator of the Newark Renaissance Ride and the Black Face Experience exhibition, Chinnery's contribution to the cultural resurgence of Newark is undeniable.

Named a 2023 Top Music Lawyer by Billboard, Karl Fowlkes, Esq., is an internationally recognized entertainment lawyer, music business professor, and multifaceted entrepreneur. With a passion for disruption and new media, Fowlkes has negotiated groundbreaking deals in the entertainment industries.

Kenya Gipson, an iHeartRadio media executive, is responsible for the firm's national brand deals and creative strategies. As an award-winning entrepreneur and co-host of the Passage to Profit show on entrepreneurship and innovation, she is also a movement and mindset coach.

Paralee Knight, Vice President of The Wells Fargo Foundation, has been recognized as a Corporate Philanthropy Leader by NJ Governor's Award in Arts Education and named a Woman of Influence by The Made Man Foundation. As an accomplished BMI songwriter and publisher and member of the Recording Academy Philadelphia chapter, Knight's impact on the music industry is undeniable.

Will Toms, a visionary entrepreneur, TED Speaker, and member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2021, is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of REC Philly. Toms not only runs a multi-million dollar company, but he also serves on the board of three non-profit organizations fighting structural inequality and food security in inner-city neighborhoods.


CURATOR/MODERATOR Emmett "Jiggy" Jones, a Newark native, is a multi-media celebrity journalist and co-founder of KreativeClout, a media agency with a pulse on hip-hop, business, and culture. His impressive interviews with Ludacris, The Martin cast, Angie Martinez, and Lil Baby, among others, have impacted brands such as, Newark Happening, and The Source Magazine.


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