Mon August 2nd
2020 YBCA 100 Honoree
Adisa Banjoko is a Hip-Hop podcaster, museum curator, and author. As a pioneer Hip-Hop journalist, he was one of the first people to interview artists like Eazy E, Tupac Shakur, and Master P. He went onto write three books on the cultural value of rap and create a youth organization called the Hip-Hop Chess Federation. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Oberlin, University of Connecticut, and Stanford among others discussing Hip-Hop education. His podcast “Bishop Chronicles” (@bishopchronicles) looks at the intersection of Hip-Hop, health, and fitness trends. Before the pandemic hit, Adisa the Bishop was serving as the Head Chess and Jiu-Jitsu instructor at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, CA. He is currently finishing his latest book, A Dead Man’s Diary, which he plans to release in late 2021.