Interviews

Jeff Campbell on Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?, his one-man show on hip-hop

In Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?, Jeff Campbell dissects the current state of hip-hop through the fictional story of a fallen rapper. His "one-man mockumentary on the hip-hop industrial complex" is an exploration on the exploitation of hip-hop culture, taking aiming at the industry in a humorous, thought-provoking way.

After the show's debut on Friday, October 4, at work | space, there will be a discussion of race, hip-hop, youth and community accountability, featuring a panel of local music and education experts: Musa Bailey, Mane Rok, LadySpeech, Shareef Aleem and Ami Desai. But Campbell already got the discussion rolling when he spoke recently with Westword about the creation of Who Killed Jigaboo Jones? and the effect commodification has had on the growing hip-hop community.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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