Q-Tip of the pioneering New York group A Tribe Called Quest will be the first artistic director of Hip Hop culture at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in. He will be responsible for how Hip Hop is represented at shows at the Washington, DC venue.
The center got a taste of the power and popularity of Hip Hop when tickets to a Kendrick Lamar performance with the National Symphony Orchestra were sold out. Hiring Q-Tip is a great way to get quality acts that will fill the seats. He starts in the summer but I bet Q-Tip is already thinking about it. I know I would.