The Craig Fahle Show

Hip-Hop Journalist and Culture Critic dream hampton

Friday, August 23, 2013

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One of the great perks of living in and around Detroit is you find there are incredible innovators and pioneers living -- often unrecognized -- right here in the city. One of those pioneers is dream hampton. She has split her time between Detroit and New York, where she came of age with artists such as the Notorious BIG and Jay-Z. These days dream is primarily an activist, filmmaker and cultural critic. But she is perhaps best known for her work as a Hip-Hop writer and editor for magazines such as "The Source" and "Vibe," beginning in the early ‘90s. She made it possible for women to have a significant and credible voice in Hip-Hop journalism. WDET's Laura Weber-Davis sat down with dream to talk about how she, and her relationship with Hip-Hop, has evolved.