Elena Romero Goes Down in Hip-Hop History

Book cover of "First Things First"
Cover of Nadirah Simmons’ “First Things First: Hip-Hop Ladies Who Changed the Game”

Elena Romero, assistant chair of Marketing Communications, was recently featured in Nadirah Simmons’ First Things First: Hip-Hop Ladies Who Changed the Game. The just-published book seeks to reframe the history of hip-hop by highlighting the achievements of women

“If anyone knows anything about hip-hop fashion, it’s Elena Romero,” Simmons declares, before offering a biography of Romero from her time in the early 1990s at local public radio station WNYC to her current position at FIT.

Romero is also scheduled to speak on a panel about hip-hop style at the Queens Library on Feb. 22.

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