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GrindXDesign 8-week Telecourse


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:00 PM - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 9:30 PM (EDT)

GrindXDesign 8-week Telecourse

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GrindXDesign - Early Bird Registration   more info Ended $77.00 $2.92
GrindXDesign - Regular Registration   more info Ended $97.00 $3.42

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GrindXDesign is an eight-week group tele-course designed to show you how to get into the hip-hop music industry.

The series—conducted via conference call, with up to 1,000 attendees—consists of eight live, one-hour "modules." That is, one discussion every Wednesday, for eight weeks.

The dates for the calls are as follows:

  • August 29th
  • September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
  • October 3rd, 10th and 17th

Each week, starting at 8:00pm ET, for 60-90 minutes by phone, we'll discuss everything you need to know to get a jump on the next man. The modules cover everything from producing to songwriting; mixtapes to social media; publicity to perfecting your mental state.

GrindXDesign Guests

Each call features working experts from the hip-hop music business. Invited guests include:

  • rapper Chuck D (Public Enemy)
  • legal activist & author Wendy Day (Rap Coalition)
  • producer D.J. Drama (The Aphilliates)
  • producer D.J. Premier (Gang Starr)
  • publishing administrator Jamie Purpora (TuneCore)
  • editor-in-chief Kim Osorio (The Source)
  • percussionist Questlove (The Roots)
  • editor-in-chief Vanessa Satten (XXL)
  • engineer/producer Young Guru
  • attorney Dan Booth (Booth Sweet LLP)
  • social media strategist Lena West (Influence Expansion)
  • film executive Arthur Wylie (Only the Crazy and Fearless Win BIG!)
  • mixtape mogul Marcus Frasier (
  • and many more...

I've tapped into the expertise of the people I know, so that I can share their expertise with you.

Plus, a question-and-answer period has been designated for each call. This program has been structured to address as many questions as time allows. Don't worry; if you are unable to make a particular call, you will be given access to the call recording within 24-48 hours of the live call.

I invite you to join me in a revolution of the mind: GrindXDesign. Register today.


— Harry Allen, Hip-Hop Activist & Media Assassin


P.S. Tweet about GrindXDesign with hashtag #gXd and follow me on Twitter: @HarryAllen

Have questions about GrindXDesign 8-week Telecourse? Contact Harry Allen, MEDIA ASSASSIN


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:00 PM - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 9:30 PM (EDT)

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Harry Allen, Hip-Hop Activist & Media Assassin, publishes the blog Media Assassin at There he writes about race, politics, and culture, much as he does for VIBE, The Source, The Village Voice, and other publications, and has been doing so for over twenty years.

As an expert covering hip-hop culture, he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, on National Public Radio, MTV, VH-1, CNN, the BBC, and other information channels. Others know him for his long-time association with the seminal band Public Enemy, and for his widely-heard “cameo” on their classic record, “Don’t Believe the Hype.”

Allen serves as an advisor to the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) at Indiana University, and as the host/producer of his weekly WBAI-NY/99.5 FM radio show, NONFICTION.

Harry Allen worked in the crisis p.r. / public affairs department of computer entertainment giant Rockstar Games from 2004-2006. (He considers his credit on the hit title Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas his proudest byline.) Presently, he is writing a book about architectural design in computer and video games. This research has already been recognized by the Graham Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Architectural League of New York, and the MacDowell Colony.

Harry Allen lives with his wife, Zakiya, in Harlem, NY.

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