Travel Tapes with the Ambassador: A childhood in the Bay Area

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  • Published on December 6, 2022
  • Last Updated December 22, 2022

Toni Blackman, the first official U.S. hip hop ambassador, recounts her journey from the Bay Area to hip hop culture around the world.

In part 1 of Travel tapes with the Ambassador, artist and social entrepreneur Toni Blackman details her childhood in the Bay Area community of Pittsburg, California. This industrial city was ethnically diverse and laid the foundation for her ability to connect as a global citizen with people from various nations and continents. Even as a young girl her sight was set on leaving California and making her mark in Washington DC and New York City.

Continue to follow Toni Blackman’s story to Taiwan and Senegal as you learn more about her musical journey as hip-hop ambassador representing her culture around the world.


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