I am writing today to let you all know about our annual festival. This year, we are planning to do it over by naked cafe in the parking lot. Also, due to venue complications we have had to move the date to May 31. We are set to have an awesome day. There will still be painting and food and rap and DJ's and dancing... same show... new location!
I also would like to explain why we are doing it in the parking lot as opposed to the lovely louise mckinney park. It is a simple answer... it costs $4000 to throw that show in the park. It will not cost near that much to throw it at naked cafe. This means we can start to grown and build our festival instead of struggle to break even every year. I love the park too... but we all learned last year at ISBE that it is not required to have a great day.
That being said... here are the performers that were selected for the main stage on May 31. Please note that we had a huge number of applicants and we just do not have time to put everyone on... keep at it and your time will certainly come.
To conclude Hip Hop Appreciation Week and kick off the week of Hip Hop in the Park sponsored events. Come Up Gang alongside HHitP Foundation and 25th Dynasty, will be throwing a 18+ 4 Element Kick Off Jam!...Read More
TEra aka big wil is an indiginous mc born in broome and raised in perth ....a descendant of the yawuru/bunuba people from the kimberly region of w.a and the noongah/ balladong people of the south west region of w.a..TERA has been writing raps for about 10 years but has only started recording and prforming his rhymes in the last 3 yearz...he started out performing with the crew OBSTRUKT ft Seeko mc,Jamahl Ryder while studying at abmusic w.a. and also teaming up with Brainz,Jamahl Ryder and back poet to form the gathering.Read More
Doobyis (HHitP) - Emcee
Sat. May 25, Louise McKinney Park
I've been rhyming for about 10 years, recorded an original album with Nik Kozub of Shoutoutoutoutout in 08, and in late 2010 started with the first installment of my ongoing Feelin Pretty Good mixtape...
MC Lovely (HHitD) - Emcee
Fri May 24, ISBE Domain
MC Lovely is a talented femcee, artist, and veteran of the Edmonton, AB Canada hip hop scene. With 10 years of performances + features under her belt, Lovely has developed a unique style and flow that...
Hip-Hop in the Park is a week long music and culture festival in Edmonton, Alberta. Launched annually during the third week of every May, it celebrates Hip-Hop Appreciation Week endorsing hip-hop expression in a non-violent and positive way.
Hip-Hop Appreciation Week was founded by KRS-One’s Temple of Hip-Hop, and it marks the anniversary of when Hip-Hop became an official culture sanctioned by the United Nations. The Hip-Hop Declaration of Peace, an official UN document that clearly states the pillars and principles of Hip-Hop culture.
The HHitP Foundation is an organization spearheaded by the Hip Hop in the Park planning commitee members as an initiative to build communities, share resources, and develop Edmonton's uber-talented creative writing scene. Through events, workshops, and youth programs, the HHitP Foundation hopes to run year 'round in the very near future.Read More
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