Chicago Ideas Week 'Hip-Hop Talk' to Feature Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah, founding member of The Wu-Tang Clan will join legendary engineer/DJ Young Guru and music/culture critic Touré for a conversation Hip-Hop: The Essential American Art Form; hosted by Chicago Ideas Week. The event will take place on Thursday, October 20th at 7:00PM at the Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Ghostface's appearance comes a week out from the 20th anniversary of his debut solo album, "Ironman." Ghost is expected to touch on topics ranging from the future of hip-hop to the building blocks of his career. Rumor has it - we may even hear a few live bars from the Staten Island native.

A brief of the on-stage talk can be found below;

"Since its arrival in the early 1970s, hip-hop has grown to shape much of American culture. Until recently, it hasn’t been included in conversations about fine art like other genres of music. Today, hip-hop is widely accepted as an essential art form for critiquing, influencing and reflecting on American society. Hear from some of the leading artists and producers in the genre about the future of hip-hop and how its reception is changing."

Tickets for the talk are $15.00 and can be purchased at

Following the Chicago Ideas Week discussion, Ghostface Killah will have a headlining performance at the Metro for an official Chicago Ideas Week Afterparty. Tickets are on-sale now via The Metro. Use the coupon code 'chicagoideas' for $5.00 the after show!