September 27, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Motorco
part of a series on Muse
About the speaker
Durham, NC’s native Joshua Gunn represents the crux of what some refer to as the “Creative Economy.” A well respected hip hop artist, an entrepreneur, a community organizer and an executive with the Chamber of Commerce; those are things that don’t often wind up in the same sentence. Gunn has managed to seamlessly merge these worlds, without trading one for another, and using his creative and performing arts skills in spaces that don’t traditionally fit the “Creative” box.
As a hip hop artist Joshua Gunn, aka J.Gunn, has been a fixture in the Hip Hop scene since he was 11 years old, spawning success as a “freestyle battle” champion into a career that includes the classic album “Perfection Xperiment 2” featuring production from Grammy Award winning producers 9th Wonder and Nicolay, which he released at only 15 years old. Gunn followed this with 3 critically acclaimed solo albums, two world tours, and has performed in over a dozen international countries including Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Korea, Jamaica, and consistently selling out shows throughout the United States. In 2012, Gunn entered into a partnership with legendary artist MC Lyte to write and produce music for television and film, eventually spinning off into his own company Red Eye Lifestyle.
Motorco Music Hall is an entertainment and events space in Durham, North Carolina. Motorco consists of a large, state of the art Showroom, the Garage Bar and restaurant Parts & Labor with a giant outdoor patio. We have full NC Liquor licenses and have a wide variety of beers, liquors, wines and specialty cocktails (fresh squeezed juices, housemade syrups!). We are located in the Central Park district, within short walking distance to the restaurants and bars of Downtown.
Counter Culture Coffee is dedicated to finding and bringing to market the most exciting and delicious coffees in the world. We approach our work with a passion for the ideal of coffee perfection, a dedication to real sustainability, and a commitment to cutting-edge education throughout the coffee chain.
North Carolina Modernist Houses is a nonprofit 501C3 with a mission to document, preserve, and promote Modernist residential design. NCMH’s website ncmodernist.org is the largest online digital archive in the state, and their wildly popular house tours, happy hours, architecture film series, and Matsumoto Prize competition keeps mid-century houses away from the bulldozer. North Carolina is the third largest concentration of Modernist houses in America. Visit @ncmodernist on Instagram and Facebook to connect and engage.
Black Wall Street Homecoming is an annual networking conference for early-stage entrepreneurs, focused on the intersection of content, connections, and culture. We are excited to partner with the Black Wall street team on this event.
StoryDriven is an Emmy Award-winning storytelling firm born and raised in Durham. Expertise in documentary-style video empowers their clients to share an authentic and memorable message that truly resonates with their audience. They exist to harness the inspirational power of human stories to restore hope in a broken world.