Formed in 2004, The Hip-Hop Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community building organization catalyzing social change and equity by influencing the field of education to be more inclusive and culturally responsive to students through research, professional development, and leadership building.


Dr. Christopher Emdin, Science Genius

Dr. Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; where he also serves as Director of the Science E…

Ma Dukes

Ma Dukes, J Dilla Foundation

Maureen Yancey aka Ma Dukes is the mother of the late James Dewitt Yancey aka J Dilla, who is one of the most prolific artists and producers of Hip Hop, Neo Soul and other genres of music. Producing G…


Rob Jackson, Beats, Rhymes and Life

Rob Jackson A Hip-Hop artist, educator and youth advocate, Rob Jackson is a representative of Oakland’s multicultural community. He received a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in E…