A spectacular celebration of electronic music culture with emerging artists, workshops, DJ master classes, music panels, screenings and more. The focus of BudX is to unite both fans and artists in a collaborative, creative experience that celebrates the emerging electronic music culture.

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Chi first picked up a camera when he was a student at Rutgers. After honing his skills at the International Center of Photography, he landed a position at The Source, which was the definitive magazine of hip-hop culture. It was here that Chi developed relationships with the biggest icons of the hip hop movement, including Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, and L-L Cool J, most of whom were not yet famous.

In addition to shooting over 30 cover photos for The Source as their Director of Photography, Chi was able to capture the musicians in candid, unexpected moments, due to his disarming manner and unique perspective. His photos include some of the most groundbreaking, memorable images of that era, including Tupac Smoking and Biggie WTC (standing in from of the World Trade Towers). He not only chronicled and defined the most important phase of the hip hop movement, he also was able to define the artists and show them as real people, rather than one-dimensional celebrities.

Photo Exhibition
Panel Talk
Dec 1
Chi Modu
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  • Dremo
  • Poe
  • Marz & Barzini
Dec 2
Chi Modu
Theme: "Hip Hip in a Digital Era"
  • ShowDemCamp
  • illBliss
  • August Udoh
  • AjeFilms
Moderator: Sasha P
Theme: The historical importance of visual imagery in today’s Hip hop. - Chi Modu
  • Dj Yin
  • Amaraworldwide
  • Dj Smallz
  • Aye
  • Dj Calix