“The Box That Rocks: 30 Years of Video Music Box and the Rise of Hip Hop Music & Culture"

Photograph: Zenith Richards
Ralph McDaniels
Video Music Box founder-host Ralph McDaniels talks with several of the artists—including Malik Y. Cumbo, Delphine Fawundu, Tahir Hemphill and Ali Santana—who crafted works commemorating his show’s widespread influence. Visitors will also see clips from old VMB episodes featuring New York rappers like Big Daddy Kane and a young Jay-Z, who would drop by McDaniels’s studio with his Roc-A-Fella Records partner Damon Dash to deliver new independently produced music videos.
Venue name: Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)
Address: 80 Hanson Pl
Cross street: at South Portland Ave
Opening hours: Wed, Fri–Sun noon–7pm; Thu noon–8pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Ave–Barclays Ctr; C to Lafayette Ave; G to Fulton St
Price: $5, seniors and students $4, children under 13 free