Tools of War Grassroots Hip Hop Presents: The Bronx Crotona Park Jams Every Thursday in the month of July

Tools of War Grassroots Hip Hop Presents: The Bronx Crotona Park Jams Every Thursday in the month of July

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Join Universal Zulu Nation and Urban Art Beat as they host Family Day at the 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival!

Date: Saturday, July 12th [Youth Showcase from 12-2pm]

Youth Talent from NYC’s hardest working Hip Hop Organizations will be opening for a line up of incredible acts including:

Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Jay Electronica, DJ Rob Swift, Cyhi The Prynce, Uncle Ralph McDaniels, and more!

Hosted by Intikana  DJ Spiritchild Mental Notes

Performances by Universal Zulu Nation’s: Prince Akeem Miranda Writes LC The Poet Selima Nene Ali Prince Cy’rig and Tormenta @Art Start’s EAR crew of 2013 Hip Hop Re:Education Crew UAB’s July Quin and Serg BX Kiddo Blessed Mike Mezzle Conscious Righter Vitamin Da Governor with Floor Royalty Crew AND MORE!!!

Special thanks to Zulu King Rekae Medina for the line up & Sen ONE6 for the flyer! Family Day Area open for all ages between 12-4PM with Capoiera, BBoy /BGirl demonstrations, face painting, revolutionary art workshops by Scientific Soul Sessions and more! 12 and under enter free! $30 for adults.
www.bkhiphopfestival.com

Join Universal Zulu Nation and Urban Art Beat as they host Family Day at the 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival!

Date: Saturday, July 12th [Youth Showcase from 12-2pm]

Youth Talent from NYC’s hardest working Hip Hop Organizations will be opening for a line up of incredible acts including:

Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Jay Electronica, DJ Rob Swift, Cyhi The Prynce, Uncle Ralph McDaniels, and more!

Hosted by Intikana
DJ Spiritchild Mental Notes

Performances by Universal Zulu Nation’s:
Prince Akeem
Miranda Writes
LC The Poet
Selima
Nene Ali
Prince Cy’rig and Tormenta
@Art Start’s EAR crew of 2013
Hip Hop Re:Education Crew
UAB’s
July Quin and Serg BX
Kiddo Blessed
Mike Mezzle
Conscious Righter
Vitamin Da Governor with Floor Royalty Crew
AND MORE!!!

Special thanks to Zulu King Rekae Medina for the line up & Sen ONE6 for the flyer! Family Day Area open for all ages between 12-4PM with Capoiera, BBoy /BGirl demonstrations, face painting, revolutionary art workshops by Scientific Soul Sessions and more! 12 and under enter free! $30 for adults.

www.bkhiphopfestival.com

Universal Zulu Nation Urban Art Beat

Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival Presents

LADIES BATTLE!

hosted by Tweetboogie & Nubian NeNe

Every July, New York City hosts one of the most anticipated annual street dance competitions, LADIES BATTLE! Each summer New York becomes host to some of the best dancers from around the world competing and showcasing their talents. Dancers from Russia, Korea, Austria, Switzerland, and Japan come to perform and battle as part of a weekend of events for Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival.

The 2014 LADIES BATTLE consists of 1-on-1 Popping, Waacking and 2-on-2 Hip-Hop, and 2-on 2 House…. an international challenge where Hip-Hop culture’s favorite dancers come and prove themselves. We will showcase a preliminary round to uncover the best and top sixteen dancers of the evening. Doors open and our DJs will be playing hip-hop, funk, house, soul, classics and more!

The winners will be awarded cash prizes, gift bags and one-year “bragging rights” to reign supreme the amongst the best. The winner can boost themselves as one of the world’s best female Hip-Hop dancers! The event is judged by a panel of elite dancers form around the world like Tweetboogie, Rokafella, Nubian NeNe, Peaches, and many more… Come spend the week with us and watch extraordinary performances and electrifying, exhilarating and action-packed battles that will all be documented for cultural preservation.  Don’t miss it… LADIES BATTLE!

http://www.ladiesofhiphopfestival.com

Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival

Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator,” and this powerful spoken-word essay celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”

Jamila Lyiscott

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism

Life+Times presents an exclusive clip of Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism, a new documentary directed and produced by Tariq Nasheed. The clip features commentary by NAS and David Banner. The film premiered in select theaters yesterday- Thursday, June 26th 2014.

Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe.

http://hiddencolorsfilm.com/

National Geographic has awarded DJ SPOOKY the very prestigious Emerging Explorer Award for 2014. Spooky is one of 14 New Emerging Explorers Representing the Next Generation of Scientists, Innovators and Storytellers Pushing Boundaries of Discovery, Adventure and Global Problem-Solving.

The Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring adventurers, scientists and innovators who are at the forefront of discovery, adventure and global problem-solving while still early in their careers. Each Emerging Explorer receives a $10,000 award to aid further research and exploration.
The 2014 Emerging Explorers are inventor Jack Andraka; educator Shabana Basij-Rasikh; conservation biologistShivani Bhalla; ecologist and epidemiologist Christopher Golden; marine biologist David Gruber; paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim; creative conservationist Asher Jay; conservation biologistJuliana Machado Ferreira; artist, writer and musician Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky; environmentalist Maritza Morales Casanova; social entrepreneur Sanga Moses;author and campaigner Tristram Stuart; electrical engineer Robert Wood; and nanoscientist Xiaolin Zheng.
http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/15/national-geographics-2014-class-of-emerging-explorers/

National Geographic has awarded DJ SPOOKY the very prestigious Emerging Explorer Award for 2014. Spooky is one of 14 New Emerging Explorers Representing the Next Generation of Scientists, Innovators and Storytellers Pushing Boundaries of Discovery, Adventure and Global Problem-Solving.

The Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring adventurers, scientists and innovators who are at the forefront of discovery, adventure and global problem-solving while still early in their careers. Each Emerging Explorer receives a $10,000 award to aid further research and exploration.

The 2014 Emerging Explorers are inventor Jack Andraka; educator Shabana Basij-Rasikh; conservation biologistShivani Bhalla; ecologist and epidemiologist Christopher Golden; marine biologist David Gruber; paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim; creative conservationist Asher Jay; conservation biologistJuliana Machado Ferreira; artist, writer and musician Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky; environmentalist Maritza Morales Casanova; social entrepreneur Sanga Moses;author and campaigner Tristram Stuart; electrical engineer Robert Wood; and nanoscientist Xiaolin Zheng.

http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/15/national-geographics-2014-class-of-emerging-explorers/

DJ SPOOKY

Hip-Hop(e): Roberto Rivera at TEDxGrandRapids

Rivera leads The Good Life Alliance PBC, an organization that publishes multi-media educational tools and trains educators, youth workers, and parents to connect positive youth development to community development. Rivera’s community-based popular education experience has won him awards from former president Bill Clinton and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, and was recently named one of the “Top Young Change Agents in America” by the Search for Common Ground Coalition.

http://thegoodlifeorganization.com/

Roberto Rivera

The Universal Zulu Nation & City Parks Summer Stage Presents:  The 40th Anniversary of Hip Hop Culture @ Bronx Crotona Park
7:00pm - 9:00pm   “BUT GET THERE EARLY FOR A GOOD SEAT” @ 6PM!Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - “Free Admission” - All Ages Are Welcome! *Visit The Zulu Nation Information & Membership Registration Tents
NYC Summer Stage, in assoc. with The Universal Zulu Nation + the 40th Anniversary of Hip Hop culture; Presents DJ Chuck Chillout, DJ Hollywood, DJ Brucie B, Chief Rocker Busy Bee, DJ LA Luv, 4th Quarter Boyz & more….  Hosted By: Mick Benzo. @ Crotona Park on Claremont Parkway between Crotona Ave and Crotona Park East Bronx NYC. Take the #2 or #5 train to 174th St and enter the park at Charlotte St. & Crotona Park East. Check www.hopstop.com for best directions via MTA.

The Universal Zulu Nation & City Parks Summer Stage Presents:
The 40th Anniversary of Hip Hop Culture @ Bronx Crotona Park
7:00pm - 9:00pm 
“BUT GET THERE EARLY FOR A GOOD SEAT” @ 6PM!



Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - “Free Admission” - All Ages Are Welcome!
*Visit The Zulu Nation Information & Membership Registration Tents
NYC Summer Stage, in assoc. with The Universal Zulu Nation + the 40th Anniversary of Hip Hop culture; Presents DJ Chuck Chillout, DJ Hollywood, DJ Brucie B, Chief Rocker Busy Bee, DJ LA Luv, 4th Quarter Boyz & more….
Hosted By: Mick Benzo. @ Crotona Park on Claremont Parkway between Crotona Ave and Crotona Park East Bronx NYC. Take the #2 or #5 train to 174th St and enter the park at Charlotte St. & Crotona Park East. Check www.hopstop.com for best directions via MTA.

universal zulu nation summer stage

BORN IN THE BRONX: AN EXHIBITION OF ARTIFACTS FROM THE CORNELL HIP HOP COLLECTION
Open June 26 - July 26 
620 Greenwich Street at the corner of Leroy Street
In 2007, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection was established by Johan Kugelberg. In the years since, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection has grown to be the largest archive of hip hop materials in the world, spanning over four decades and over 200,000 objects. Last summer, Boo-Hooray and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise held an open archiving of Afrika Bambaataa’s record collection prior to its delivery to Cornell University. This summer, we’re staging an exhibition of the most amazing items we identified alongside highlights from the Cornell archive including:
Hand-written lyrics by Afrika Bambaataa.
Original records from Bambaataa’s collection.
Artworks and hand-painted hip hop clothing by Buddy Esquire, the king of the flyer.
Original animation and photography from Charlie Ahearn’s Wild Style.
Iconic photographs by Joe Conzo, the man who the New York Times said “took hip hop’s baby pictures.”
A sound-installation of rare live early hip hop performances from Breakbeat Lenny Roberts’ collection.
SURPRISE GUESTS will be DJing. Join Boo-Hooray/Gavin Brown’s Enterprise on social media to keep posted on who and when. Several crates of Afrika Bambaataa’s duplicate records from his personal collection will be for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis. These records are stickered as coming from Bambaataa’s stash. An exclusive signed silkscreen print portrait of Afrika Bambaataa by Paul Insect in a numbered edition of 150 will be available for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis. More information, visit boo-hooray.com.

BORN IN THE BRONX: AN EXHIBITION OF ARTIFACTS FROM THE CORNELL HIP HOP COLLECTION

Open June 26 - July 26 

620 Greenwich Street at the corner of Leroy Street

In 2007, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection was established by Johan Kugelberg. In the years since, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection has grown to be the largest archive of hip hop materials in the world, spanning over four decades and over 200,000 objects.

Last summer,
Boo-Hooray and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise held an open archiving of Afrika Bambaataa’s record collection prior to its delivery to Cornell University.

This summer, we’re staging an exhibition of the most amazing items we identified alongside highlights from the Cornell archive including:

  • Hand-written lyrics by Afrika Bambaataa.
  • Original records from Bambaataa’s collection.
  • Artworks and hand-painted hip hop clothing by Buddy Esquire, the king of the flyer.
  • Original animation and photography from Charlie Ahearn’s Wild Style.
  • Iconic photographs by Joe Conzo, the man who the New York Times said “took hip hop’s baby pictures.”
  • A sound-installation of rare live early hip hop performances from Breakbeat Lenny Roberts’ collection.

SURPRISE GUESTS will be DJing. Join Boo-Hooray/Gavin Brown’s Enterprise on social media to keep posted on who and when.

Several crates of Afrika Bambaataa’s duplicate records from his personal collection will be for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis. These records are stickered as coming from Bambaataa’s stash.

An exclusive signed silkscreen print portrait of Afrika Bambaataa by Paul Insect in a numbered edition of 150 will be available for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis.

More information, visit
boo-hooray.com.

Cornell Hip Hop Collection

Almost one million high school students drop out each year. 
Let’s change that.
The Raise Up Project begins with you.
If you are 15-22 years old, we invite you to speak to why so many young people are leaving high school before graduation.
Raise Up features an online hip hop and spoken word competition. Five individual winners will each receive a $5,000 educational scholarship* and a trip to Washington DC to perform at the Kennedy Center on September 28 as part of the Raise Up Project culminating event. One group piece will also be selected to receive a $2,500 award.

Winners will be selected through a three-round process in which the American public and guest judges vote for the pieces that have the most resonance to them (Final Judges include Rosario Dawson and Russell Simmons). After the event at the Kennedy Center, the participants in The Raise Up Project have the opportunity to be featured in a series on National Public Radio that will air in late 2014.
We’re asking you to help take on the drop out crisis by submitting a video of yourself performing an original rap or spoken word poem on the topic of young people not graduating (or leaving before coming back to get their degree). Tell us if you think it’s important to get your degree, and what barriers are in your way and/or in the way of so many young people to accomplishing that goal.
Scholarships are provided courtesy of the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation. Submit your video through June 30 to have your story heard.
http://www.raiseupproject.org/

Almost one million high school students drop out each year.

Let’s change that.

The Raise Up Project begins with you.

If you are 15-22 years old, we invite you to speak to why so many young people are leaving high school before graduation.

Raise Up features an online hip hop and spoken word competition. Five individual winners will each receive a $5,000 educational scholarship* and a trip to Washington DC to perform at the Kennedy Center on September 28 as part of the Raise Up Project culminating event. One group piece will also be selected to receive a $2,500 award.

Winners will be selected through a three-round process in which the American public and guest judges vote for the pieces that have the most resonance to them (Final Judges include Rosario Dawson and Russell Simmons). After the event at the Kennedy Center, the participants in The Raise Up Project have the opportunity to be featured in a series on National Public Radio that will air in late 2014.

We’re asking you to help take on the drop out crisis by submitting a video of yourself performing an original rap or spoken word poem on the topic of young people not graduating (or leaving before coming back to get their degree). Tell us if you think it’s important to get your degree, and what barriers are in your way and/or in the way of so many young people to accomplishing that goal.

Scholarships are provided courtesy of the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation. Submit your video through June 30 to have your story heard.

http://www.raiseupproject.org/