Amer Ahmed


Amer Ahmed

Amer F. Ahmed serves as Associate Director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, Associate Faculty at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication and a member of SpeakOut: Institute for Democratic Leadership and Culture.  An individual with eclectic personal and professional experience, he is a Hip Hop activist, spoken word poet, diversity consultant and college administrator, channeling his diverse experiences into work geared towards facilitating effective intercultural development.  Amer’s education in Anthropology and Black Studies, his extensive global experiences and role as Co-Chair for the Board of Directors of Hip Hop Congress all supports his efforts to address issues of social justice that continue to face traditionally marginalized communities.  He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Adult and Higher Education at the University of South Dakota.

Rhymes: Gift of Gab “Up,” Binary Star “I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings (Part 2),” De La Soul “Stakes is High”


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“Dawah”- Spoken Word Artist

Intercultural Diversity Consultant

Songs from this Interview:

Gift of Gab “Up”

Shahbaz Qalander “Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan”

J. Rawls ft. Apani B and Mr. Complex “Far Away”

Wu-Tang Clan “C.R.E.A.M.”

Binary Star “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Part 2)”

Reflection Eternal “African Dream”

One Be Lo “Decepticons (Pete Rock Remix)”

U2 “One”

J. Live “Satisfied?”

Nas “Heaven”

De La Soul “Stakes if High”

De La Soul “Sunshine”

Alexander “DJ RTC” Fruchter

Alexander “DJ RTC” Fruchter

Alexander Fruchter is the founder and current EIC of hip hop music and culture site “Ruby Hornet” as well as co-owner of the independent record label Closed Sessions and an adjunct at Columbia College. He is a Hyde Park native, graduate of Indiana University, lover of the White Sox and Hip Hop culture.

Rhymes: Beastie Boys ft. Q-Tip “Get it Together,” Mos Def “Hip-Hop,” and Kanye West ft GLC and Consequence “Spaceship”


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Ruby Hornet

Closed Sessions


Columbia College Profile

Songs from this Interview:

Beastie Boys ft. Q-tip “Get it Together”

Ice Cube “It was a Good Day”

Oasis “Wonderwall”

Beastie Boys “Sabotage”

Beastie Boys ft. Cypress Hill “So What’cha Want” (Remix)

Beastie Boys “Shake Your Rump”

Typical Cats “The Manhatten Project”

MC Juice “Period”

Mos Def “Hip-Hop”

Mos Def ft. Q-Tip and Tash “Body Rock”

Company Flow “End to End Burners”

Mos Def “Close Edge”

Scratch Movie Soundtrack- Mix Master Mike ft. DJ Disk

Talib Kweli “Get By”

Jay-Z “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”

Kanye West ft. GLC and Consequence “Spaceship”

Kanye West “Last Call”