July 15, 2014
Special thanks to Tracey Jennings for choosing Shanti Das, The Hip-Hop Professional to moderate the “When Did You Fall In Love With Hip-Hop” panel for Walmart at the 20th Essence Festival in New Orleans! Featured panelists included: Doug E Fresh, MC Lyte, D-Nice, Monie Love and David Banner! It was a fun and informative panel that celebrated hip hop music and culture. After the panel, Doug E, MC Lyte and Monie performed a few of their past hits and had the crowd on 100!
On Friday and Saturday, Shanti spoke to a group of women for the National Urban League’s Career Connections zone. Das shared her secrets to success in the music industry and gave tips for entrepreneurship.
Other fun activities for the wknd included completing a live on-air interview for SiriusXM’s Heart & Soul station and chopping it up with rapper Common on future empowerment initiatives.