This will be my third year heading to UCLA to speak on the Hip Hop Appreciation Month panel, which this year will focus on the impact that technological advances have had on hip-hop culture and rap music. I’ve got a lot to say on the subject both as a consumer of the culture and as a music writer and critic, so if you’re in the area, please come through. There is no charge. Just come ready to soak up some knowledge and come say hello after the panel concludes. The event is from 7pm – 9pm on Thursday evening.