Hip Hop Changed Us: Grace Gordon Discusses The Tanning Of America


Our four-part television event, The Tanning Of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop, concludes tonight at 11 PM ET. We’ve spent this week catching up with some of the most influential people in media to find out how hip hop changed their lives, and extend the conversation that’s been sparked by the program. We already heard from Joe La Puma of Complex MediaRafi D’Angelo of SoLetsTalkAbout.comHot 97’s Miss Info, MTV’s Rob Markman, and REVOLT TV’s Sharon Carpenter. Now it’s time to discuss the culture’s impact with downtown NYC strategy director Grace Gordon.

Grace Gordon’s job is, in simplest terms, to make companies look cool. That involves being touch with what’s happening in pop culture, and, as we know, a lot of that stems directly from hip-hop. We sat down with Gordon to talk about how the genre influences her daily life, what artists made the strongest impressions on her, and more. Hailing from Australia and thriving in the Big Apple, Gordon’s an example of The Tanning of America in full effect. Watch our video for her full story.

Airing February 24-27 at 11 PM ET each night, The Tanning of America takes a look at how hip hop has completely shifted the landscape of American culture. Tune in tonight for the final installment!

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