The topics of fashion, sex, and hip-hop will be discussed during the “Get in the Know Summit” sponsored by Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) Student Government Association. It will be held March 21 at 2 p.m. in J.W. Seabrook Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
The summit will feature some of the biggest names in entertainment including hip-hop icon Doug E. Fresh, Lil Scrappy, Jawar, and FSU alumnus Affion “Flex” Crockett of Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out.” Also scheduled to participate is Fayetteville native Dawnyale Foster, former captain of the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders, and FSU staff member David Camps. Host for the event will be MTV’s Sway.
An icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem and Notorious B.I.G. their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s, to providing television viewers with their first good look at J. Lo’s pink engagement ring from Ben Affleck in an exclusive MTV News interview, Sway has been there for some of music’s biggest moments.
In 2004 Sway was a key correspondent for MTV’s Choose or Lose campaign, which surpassed its goal of getting 20 million 18- to 30-year-olds to the polls, and played a vital role in informing young voters about the power they could have on Election Day. He interviewed Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie on “Total Request Live” to introduce Reggie the Registration Rig, the Republican Party’s mobile registration unit, and reported on the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s conference to engage and inform young black voters. Sway also co-moderated a panel on “Hate Crimes and How to End College Racism” at the 95th NAACP Annual Convention in July 2004. While in Philadelphia for the convention, he took to the streets with hip-hop mogul Diddy to register young voters and tell them about the issues that are were stake in that election year.
Sway also reported for MTV News from both the Democratic and Republican National conventions. He joined the cast of “The West Wing,” Rock the Vote and Esquire magazine at the Esquire House in Los Angeles to host an evening called “Young Hollywood Votes!” on the night of the final presidential debate.
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