You may have seen this Multiple-Award Winning Youth Outreach Team in and around Minneapolis, at your local schools, or maybe even on the local news media. Now the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, or YCB, will have its You(th) Are Here! outreach team in full effect this Friday for the Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week Peace March & Live Concert!
If you have not met this highly praised and recommended team (all the way up to the previous and current Minneapolis Mayors as well as out of state recognition) of youth workers now you will have the chance to meet the team for the first time and see a little bit of what they are all about. If you already know some of this amazing team then just show up to reconnect and build for the ending school year and quickly approaching summer break!
For the Twin Cities, and Minnesota as a whole, its that time of year again when Hiphoppas in Minnesota will be celebrating the Life of Legendary Hip-Hop and Producer Artist J Dilla with Series of Events March 3th and March 4th!
Dilla is best known for his work with national A-List talent such as A Tribe Called Quest (The Ummah), Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Slum Village, Dwele, Bilal and so many others within the Boom-Bap, Native Tongue, Neo-Soul circuit. He created a whole new diaspora of sound, groove, and rhythm plushe who is known globally as one of the greatest Deejay/Producers to ever do it!
There are many ways to honor a person of greatness, this could be done through marches, memorials, murals or even song, but bringing people together to witness the battle element of Hip Hop is very unique.
When one thinks of battling particularly in Hip Hop culture, they may think off the top of an MC battle or DJ battle, rarely does our consciousness think about how beat producers’ would battle? Same rules basically as the above two... lose once and you’re out.. only come with your best cause in the famous words of Rakim.. “no mistakes aloud”.