NOLA MusiCon 2023


Spotlight Speaker: Doug E. Fresh

Thursday, October 26


Pioneering Hip-Hop artist Doug E. Fresh has captivated audiences for nearly 40 years with his creation of the human beatbox art form. His unrivaled skill has resulted in an enduring legacy, and continues to break new ground. Proudly born and raised in Harlem, New York, he shot from local phenomenon to nationally recognized talent with the help of an appearance in the 1984 cult classic movie “Beat Street.” By 1985, Fresh had become one of hip-hop’s biggest international stars, thanks to the success of his classics, “The Show” and “La Di Da Di,” recorded with his Get Fresh Crew, including MC Ricky D (a.k.a. Slick Rick). A tireless social activist and a vocal proponent of artists’ rights, Fresh currently serves as Vice President and Co-founder of the Hip Hop Public Health (HHPH) nonprofit whose mission is to end health illiteracy through music and to foster positive health behavior changes, beginning with school-aged children. Doug E. Fresh continues to perform, and is one of the most actively touring musicians across all genres, averaging a whopping 200 live, domestic performances per year for the past two decades.

Joining Fresh will be Rosie Lopez, Co-Founder and CEO of Opus Music Group, to discuss his iconic career and what the future holds for this Hip-Hop legend.


October 24-27, 2023

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

300 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130



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