THE 16th ANNUAL HIP HOP APPRECIATION WEEK
MAY 2014 / 19th - 25th
HHAW 2014 THEME
The goal of Hip Hop Appreciaiton Week (HHAW) is to de-criminalize the images of our culture that are presented to the World by the mainstream media. During HHAW, Hiphoppas should amplify the Positive work they’re doing in their community through Hiphop Kulture.As with every HHAW; there is a theme handed down by Hip Hop Kulture's Pioneers as a way to focus Hiphoppa's world-wide on an enriching energy that will help cultivate the growth of this international culture; with this years focus on Heritage.
Heritage is anything that may be inherited, or something that comes; or belongs to one; by reason of birth; "it is also the history that one's children rely upon to define themselves. This year let us meditate on what kind of history we are building for ourselves and for our children." - The Teacha “KRS-One” (Feb 2014)
As part of this years HHAW, we are also including lots of support from a MN-HHC supporter and multi-state grassroots organization called Save The Kids and their newly formed National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth as a complimentary energy to this years theme of 'Heritage' for Hip Hop. So contact us about how you can contribute to this years very special "Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2014 Action Against Incarcerating Youth".
In honor of March being Women’s History Month, The Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition is bringing together some of our active members and collective supporters to move ahead with even more support from our diverse community while enriching ourselves with the contributions of Women in the State Of Minnesota.
Facebook Invite: A Hip Hop Gathering: Women's History Month
This event will bring in various Women and Men who are a part of our vibrant Hip Hop Culture here in Minnesota. We will start the event with a Hip Hop Film Screening segment and follow it up with a Questions & Actions Discussion segment where our guest panelists will discuss the issue of "Women / Hip Hop / Products & Services" that will help Women and Men enhance our efforts to nurish and cultivate our Young Women. This discussion concept is based on the 3 spellings and definitions of Hiphop (consciousness), Hip Hop (culture), and hip-hop (products/services) which will expand on previous dialogs regarding our Hip Hop Community becoming more self-aware of the impact we have on Minnesota’s Economy, Health, Education, and Political structures.. but this time with regards to the female experience and their causes.
Following this dialog there will be a Co-Ed group of artists who will bless the event with their talents via a Live Performance segment featuring just a few of Minnesota’s hardest working female artists that will be supported by a great group of Men who wish to utilize their talents and energy to support our Women.
$10 Event / Saturday March 29 / 4pm /The Woman’s Club Of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
PHYSICAL PRE-SALE TICKETS HERE:
PG-13 || Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some Material May Be Inappropriate For Children Under 13.
HIP HOP FILM SCREENING | 4pm - 5pm |
QUESTIONS & ACTIONS DISCUSSION | 5pm - 6:15pm |
"Women / Hip Hop / Products & Services"
LIVE BREAKIN SESSION W/ OMEGA ZULUS | 6:15pm - 7pm |
LIVE BEATBOXIN SESSION W/ SPECIAL GRIND TIME NOW FEATURE
LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES | 7pm - 9pm |
Hosted By - Spit Flame Squad
Then to wrap the celebration event up we will be featuring a renewed effort to “Raise The Bar” with local Emcee’s who desire a greater excellence of rhyme skills. So to help us out we brought in the worlds first and largest Rap Battle circuit in the world.. Grind Time Now!! "Raise The Bar" will be the kickoff event that will initiate of a series of events for Spring/Summer 2014. "Raise The Bar" will highlight the Grind Time Now Tryout Battles with upcoming Minnesota talent. Grind Time Now will also be scouting new talent to add to their ranks through these tryouts. There will also be special feature battles by Emcees from The Loud Mouth League, Barz On Deck, and the famed Guerrilla Republik artist and GTN destroyer.. MADD ILLZ.
Rated R || Children Under 17 Require Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian.
"RAISE THE BAR" - GRIND TIME NOW MN EMCEE TRYOUTS | 9:15pm-11:30pm |
Special Guest Judge & Performances:
Madd Illz - President/Founder GTN & Guerrilla Republik Artist
Madd Illz One-On-One Rounds V.S. Selected Emcees
Special Beatboxin Emcee Battle W/ Truth Maze & Carnage The Executioner
Grind Time Now media branding highlighting your battle
Minnesota Hiphoppa B-Boy J-Sun is committed to teaching younger generations both the cultural history of, and the techniques behind, Hip Hop dancing.
Broadcast Airs The Week Of February 16th On tpt / Ch 2
Sundays 6pm + 10pm (tpt2) Mondays 7pm (tptLife) Thursdays 9:30pm (tptMN)
Available Online Here Tuesday
Hip Hop Segment About:
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J-Sun is a veteran practitioner of Breakin (breakdancing) who is dedicated to studying traditional Hip Hop dance forms and providing an access point for understanding Hip Hop Culture through choreography and academic literature. His work focuses on how Breakin produces knowledge and identity, and its relationship to society.
As a teacher and community leader in the Twin Cities J-Sun has been a consultant for The Annual Groundbreaker Battle, recipient of the 2013 Sage Award for Outstanding Performance, a fierce competitor, and academic with his Bachelors of Arts degree ‘The B-Boy Movement within Hip Hop Culture’. His current graduate work examines the way race, class, age, etc., engage with issues of power on the dancing body. He also instructs traditional movement with historical moments as a veteran practitioner of Breakin and Top-Rocking. His three-part trilogy titled “Hip Hop? Hip Hop! Hip Hop.” is in its final year in the Goodhue Theater located at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.
J-Sun Upcoming Performances: