Through the initiative, we advocate that Muslim identities are not limited to a religious perspective or particular cultures based solely on ethnicity or nationality. At the same time, we embrace the spirituality and Islam itself has played in Hip Hop’s American roots and global branches.
We explore the critical importance of African American Muslim narratives to the roots of Hip Hop culture, as well as its effect around the globe. And we recognize the challenges for women in both Hip Hop and Muslim spaces, and will address that imbalance as well.
It is just as important for the initiative to stay true to and elevate Hip Hop culture; which includes presenting through a multidisciplinary approach, facilitating artistic collaboration, presenting with partners, and supporting interdisciplinary expression.