Hip Hop History Week: Critical Albums: Listening Party


The Media Library

Join us at the Music District for an album listening party of classic and quintessential Hip Hop albums. Kyle and Jamaal will then lead a group discussion about the significance of the albums, what they meant for Hip Hop music at the time, Hip Hop culture at the time, as well as how those albums are still impactful today.
The group will be listening to several songs from the albums below as well as singles from other influential albums.
Beastie Boys License To Ill
De La Soul 3 Ft. High & Rising
Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet
About Jamaal: A self-described “entre-tainer,” Jamaal Curry is an actor, dancer/choreographer, filmmaker, Hip-Hop artist (stage name: Boss Eagle) and business owner. He is the owner/founder of 8199 Entertainment, a multi-platform brand company that consists of Eagle’s Nest Productions (film/TV), 8199 Apparel (clothing & accessories) and 8199 Music Group + 8199 Recordings (music publishing and record label, respectively). He is also the owner and creative director of EpIQ Events, which provides comprehensive and a la carte event services, including: DJ/MC, Floral Design, Photo Booth and Videography, with plans to expand to photography, live music, stand-up comedy and more.
Curry is currently working on his first full-length album entitled The Firebird Album, with plans to release the album later this year. Also in development is an up-beat, stylistic music show that blends elements of Last Call with Carson Daly;Live From Daryl’s House;Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (although not a food show, sorry!) and late night talk shows.
About Kyle: Omaha native Kyle Eustice is an accomplished music journalist whose bylines have appeared in publications like The Source, Wax Poetics, High Times, Ghettoblaster Magazine and Vice. She’s currently a staff writer/editor for HipHopDX, news chief for Public Enemy’s Chuck D and longtime contributor for Thrasher Skateboard Magazine. Kyle lives in Fort Collins with her husband Paul Lukes, and two chihuahuas Paco and Petey. In her spare time, she can be found somewhere backstage with a recorder in her hand or on a bicycle.