Musicians

Their music has moved you for years. From intimate clubs to massive stadiums, they have entertained millions of fans. But their creativity transcends the music industry. And their commitment to social causes allows them to harness their talent to enact change. Using new platforms and innovative hybrid presentations, they are able to use the microphone to move your feet, while also changing hearts and minds. Now let these multi-hyphenates inspire you with their keynotes and spoken word performances.

Chuck D

Public Enemy frontman and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer
Common

Common

Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winning musician
Dessa in profile

Dessa

Doomtree Rapper and Author
Ice-T

Ice-T

Rap Pioneer and ‘Law & Order: SVU’ co-star
Marika Shaw

Marika Shaw

Arcade Fire instrumentalist and Founder of social entrepreneur platform Plus1
Mykki Blanco

Mykki Blanco

Transgender Activist, Rapper, and Performance Artist
Speech from Arrested Development wearing overalls

Speech

Musician and Mass Incarceration Activist featured in documentary “16 Bars”