University of TN
This afternoon I was blessed to be in the company of some great students at the University of TN. We landed in the am which allowed me a little time to rest and then we were off to the races. It took a minute for me to adjust to the time difference, but that’s nothing that a nice grande cup of Starbucks can’t handle ).
It was the 4th Annual black Issues Conference of 2009 and I was invited to give the closing keynote speech. I took center stage behind the podium in the auditorium filled with students who were eager to listen to my experiences as young lady coming up in the hip hop entertainment industry. I shared quite a bit in just 47 minutes but I believe I was able to create picture for all that were engaged.
I love telling the story no one has heard or even more so the story that is mine to tell. I told of my entry into hip hop, my love for all those great artist that I appreciate like Rakim and Salt n Pepa. I told of ups and downs and my action filled journey through this male dominated industry and more.
All in all I would have to say in the infamous words of Ice Cube, “IT WAS A GOOD DAY”.
Thank you to everyone involved for making me feel comfortable and I look forward to seeing you all again sometime in the not so distant future.