Controverse Performs with 'The Conductor' by Rashaad Newsome

Hip-hop emcee Controverse performs with Rashaad Newsome's video installation The Conductor during the members' preview for Synthesize: Art + Music at MOCA Jacksonville.

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Artist Rashaad Newsome

Rashaad Newsome

Working in video, performance, and collage, Rashaad Newsome (American, b. 1979) remixes seemingly chaotic expressions of street culture into rigorously formal compositions. Drawing from high and low sources, he mashes together American hip-hop culture and the European heraldic tradition as a way to celebrate African-American culture.

Image courtesy of Seth Caplan.