MIT Hip Hop Speakers Series – Sophia Chang – ‘Raised by Wu-Tang’
Event on 2016-09-21 19:00:00
The MIT Sloan Entertainment, Media and Sports Club, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Club and Sloan Women in Management are please to announce the first installment of the 2016-2017 MIT Hip Hop Speaker Series, 'Sophia Chang: Raised by Wu-Tang'. Sophia Chang is a music business matriarch who managed ODB (RIP), RZA, GZA, D’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, Q Tip, A Tribe Called Quest, and Blackalicious in addition to putting in label time at Atlantic, Jive, and Universal. She produced fashion shows for Vivienne Tam, “Project Runway All Stars,” and Ralph Lauren. She was also an account executive at digital agency Sarkissian Mason. She wrote a screenplay which she sold to HBO and has developed other film and TV properties. Most recently she ran Cinematic, the label and management company for Joey Bada$ $ , Pro Era, and G Herbo. She is currently the VP of Business Development at MedMen, a full service cannabis management company. Sophia will speak about her history in and perspective on hip hop through the unique lens of the first Asian woman in the industry dating back three decades. She will discuss the tightrope she learned to walk as a woman in such a male dominated world as well as management as a service industry, acknowledgement of privilege, addiction and depression, and her evolving relationship with the culture. She has chosen this evening to launch her highly anticipated blog Raised by Wu-Tang and will give the audience a sneak peak at the site, including video testimonials from the Abbot himself, the RZA, as well as from Method Man. The MIT Hip Hop Speakers Series has featured such artists as Killer Mike, Lil B and Young Guru. The series brings together leaders in hip hop with leading faculty and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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