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Posted on 09.14.13 in Events, Hip Hop, Writing by MK Asante

Buck in LA [Photos + Video]

Had an amazing event (9/10/13) at the LA Central Library as part of their ALOUD series.

ALOUD brings together today’s brightest cultural, scientific, and political luminaries with the curious minds of Los Angeles.

The event was moderated by my homie Jeff Chang (author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop) and featured a reading, discussion, Q&A, book signing, and a special guest musical performance.

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Photo: Gary Leonard

The line to get in

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Intro by Louise Steinman, curator of the ALOUD series

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Photo: Gary Leonard

What up, good people?

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Jeff Chang, moi

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Reading a passage from Buck

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Photo: Gary Leonard

Q&A

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Make some noise for …

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Drop that beat

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Surprise performance: “Godz N The Hood” featuring Ras Kass, Bishop Lamont, and Talib Kweli

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Jeff Chang capturing the performance

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People gettin Buck

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Book signing line

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The Buck clutch

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Book signing

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One Love!

-MK


5 responses to “Buck in LA [Photos + Video]”

  1. Stacey P says:

    Love this! Thanks for inspiring our generation and I hope you come to Connecticut soon!

  2. Molly P says:

    I want to hear you speak one day, that’s a dream of mine. Keep inspiring~

  3. Neessa Pettaway says:

    Such a profound, humble, and inspirational person. This generation counts on you. We count on your knowledge, your confidence, and wit to help us believe in ourselves. Thank you for all that you do!

  4. centralsquared says:

    It was a great night! Thanks for coming to LA!

  5. Chassity Ann says:

    Smart and handsome…what a combo! Atlanta any time soon?

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