Simone Eccleston

2018 YBCA 100 Honoree

Simone Eccleston is the inaugural Director of Hip Hop Culture and Contemporary Music at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, leading a center-wide commitment to hip-hop culture as well as programming R&B, soul and other contemporary forms. In 2018, she established the Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council in partnership with Artistic Director of Hip Hop Culture, rapper and producer, Q-Tip.