Apple Music's Rap Life presents exclusive filmed at Howard University | The Music Universe

Available on Friday September 18th at 7 pm PT only on Apple Music

Rap Life, Apple Music’s industry leading hip hop playlist, will feature an important and meaningful live event captured on the campus of Howard University, one of the most historic and prestigious black colleges and universities in the world. Rap Life Live, a special livestreamed event, aims to further extend the discussion around the many important issues impacting the black community through open dialogue, important conversations, and the power of music.

Hosted by Apple Music’s global head of hip hop and R&B, Ebro Darden along with Apple Music 1 hosts Nadeska and LowKey, the event will feature intimate conversations and bespoke performances from beloved rappers Lil Baby, Nas, Rapsody and Wale. As the events of 2020 continue to reveal the broken systems within our society, these artists stand out as incredibly passionate and outspoken advocates for their community, using both their music and social influence to promote issues like police reform, racial and gender equality, social justice, and standing up to racism.

Additionally, Rap Life Live will feature sit down interviews with Howard University students, including student association president Rachel Howell, Miss Howard University Taylor Davis and president of the 10for10 organization Peter Lubembela, providing a global platform to empower the next generation of leaders as they discuss how they are working to inspire, educate, unite and uplift their communities.

The very first Rap Life Live is available Friday September 18th at 7 pm PT only on Apple Music.

Every precaution was taken during the filming of Rap Life Live to ensure the safety of the staff, crew and presenters in accordance with both national and local COVID-19 guidelines, including daily health screenings, face coverings, and regular thorough cleanings of the facilities.

Rap Life Live is an extension of Apple Music’s popular Rap Life playlist and companion radio show, both situated at the forefront of hip hop culture, connecting and engaging the black community through music. This week, our Rap Life playlist spotlights artists who are using their music to entertain, inform, and heal during this time of ongoing uncertainty.