On this past Saturday, Detroit hosted the ,Detroit Hip Hop Summit – Rebuilding, Refocusing, Reinvesting, Resurgence. The event, I hear had a decent turn-out with about 2/3 of Cobo Arena being filled. The overall reviews from people who were actually there have suggested that Russell Simmons was more interested in hawking “Def Jam Vendetta”, their new wrestling video game, than rebuilding, refocusing, etc. The Hip Hop Summit Action Network has amazing potential, but most people say the event didn’t live up to its potentail. Maybe, we have to stop waiting on Russell, as Rosa Clemente urged us to, and start rebuilding, refocusing, reinvesting and spark a resurgence within our hip hop generation.

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