In honor of the 20th anniversary of the B-Boy Summit and official kickoff of summer we are bringing the classic Hip-Hop theme: Bonnie and Clyde! Bare witness as top male and female DJs, MCs, Bboys/Bgirls, Writers and Poppers team up for the ultimate battle of the sexes! Bonnie and Clyde Bboy/Bgirl and Popping battles, + MC performances. Kicking things off with a panel of Hip-Hop’s finest female and male MCs, DJs, Bboys/Bgirls, and Writers! Weekend of events include the 3 Challenges of Graffiti battle (Fri), Bonnie and Clyde Throwdown (Sat) and the MZK hosted Crew Callout BBQ (Sun). Come get down in the cyphers, mix and mingle with Hip-Hop!

All days/events are by donation only! Suggested donation: $10No one will be turned away for lack of $Bboy Summit Soulstice 2014 Schedule of Events includes: 

Kickoff: Fri. June 20Summit “1on1 Originality Stand Alone” BattleBreed Street Shul, Boyle Heights6P-11PCome for a night of food and dancing!
Day 1 Sat. June 21Summit “Hip Hop Leaders & BBoy Lifestyle” PanelSpecial Hip Hop panel presentation and workshops."Bonnie and Clyde Throwdown”Noon-8PMBoyle Heights Arts ConservatoryThe best BBoys + BGirls and Poppers combine skills in cut throat two vs. two battles to see which duo prevails!"3 Challenges of Graffiti" Invitational BattleParking lot @ 2530 E Cesar E Chavez Ave. Los Angeles‎, CANoon-8PMCome see top graffiti artists from infamous crews battle it out with handstyles, throwups, and pieces in a timed live battle! Outdoor festival Marketplace with vendors, food trucks, dance floor & DJs.
Day 2 Sun June 22Summit Crew CalloutBeat Swap Meet, 943 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CANoon-6PMHosted by MZK! Come in peace, bring your crew and try not to get burnt during the Crew Call Out! Everyone welcome. Crew colors recommended 

JUDGES: Kujo, Flexum, Robzilla, Ken Swift, Hurricane, OG Ace Rock, No Bone Tyrone, OG Scorpio, Hex, TGO, Steve Grody, etc.
 We are offering branding opportunities in these areas: Bboy/Bgirl Bonnie and Clyde Battle, Popping Bonnie and Clyde, Panel Series, 3 Graffiti Challenges Battle, and for the Summit Crew Callout BBQ. Join the Summit’s network of Hip-Hop supporters, dance enthusiasts, and professionals in the entertainment and business industries.  Asia One, founder of the Summit, along with No Easy Props Production invites you to be a part of our movement! For sponsorship inquires please contact JLove Calderon: Jlove@jlovecalderon.com 917.753.0186
http://www.bboysummit.com/events/summit

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the B-Boy Summit and official kickoff of summer we are bringing the classic Hip-Hop theme: Bonnie and Clyde! Bare witness as top male and female DJs, MCs, Bboys/Bgirls, Writers and Poppers team up for the ultimate battle of the sexes! Bonnie and Clyde Bboy/Bgirl and Popping battles, + MC performances. Kicking things off with a panel of Hip-Hop’s finest female and male MCs, DJs, Bboys/Bgirls, and Writers! Weekend of events include the 3 Challenges of Graffiti battle (Fri), Bonnie and Clyde Throwdown (Sat) and the MZK hosted Crew Callout BBQ (Sun). Come get down in the cyphers, mix and mingle with Hip-Hop!

All days/events are by donation only!
Suggested donation: $10

No one will be turned away for lack of $

Bboy Summit Soulstice 2014 Schedule of Events includes:

  • Kickoff: Fri. June 20
    Summit “1on1 Originality Stand Alone” Battle

    Breed Street Shul, Boyle Heights
    6P-11P

    Come for a night of food and dancing!
  • Day 1 Sat. June 21
    Summit “Hip Hop Leaders & BBoy Lifestyle” Panel

    Special Hip Hop panel presentation and workshops.

    "Bonnie and Clyde Throwdown

    Noon-8PM
    Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory

    The best BBoys + BGirls and Poppers combine skills in cut throat two vs. two battles to see which duo prevails!

    "3 Challenges of Graffiti" Invitational Battle

    Parking lot @ 2530 E Cesar E Chavez Ave. Los Angeles‎, CA
    Noon-8PM

    Come see top graffiti artists from infamous crews battle it out with handstyles, throwups, and pieces in a timed live battle! Outdoor festival Marketplace with vendors, food trucks, dance floor & DJs.
  • Day 2 Sun June 22
    Summit Crew Callout
    Beat Swap Meet, 943 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
    Noon-6PM

    Hosted by MZK! Come in peace, bring your crew and try not to get burnt during the Crew Call Out! Everyone welcome. Crew colors recommended

JUDGES: Kujo, Flexum, Robzilla, Ken Swift, Hurricane, OG Ace Rock, No Bone Tyrone, OG Scorpio, Hex, TGO, Steve Grody, etc.


We are offering branding opportunities in these areas: Bboy/Bgirl Bonnie and Clyde Battle, Popping Bonnie and Clyde, Panel Series, 3 Graffiti Challenges Battle, and for the Summit Crew Callout BBQ. Join the Summit’s network of Hip-Hop supporters, dance enthusiasts, and professionals in the entertainment and business industries.

Asia One, founder of the Summit, along with No Easy Props Production invites you to be a part of our movement! For sponsorship inquires please contact JLove Calderon: Jlove@jlovecalderon.com 917.753.0186

http://www.bboysummit.com/events/summit

asiaone bboy summit

Apple Buying Beats Electronics for $3 Billion

Apple announced Wednesday it will buy headphones and music streaming company Beats Electronics, co-founded by Dr. Dre, for $3 billion. Wednesday’s announcement confirmed rumors about the deal which had been circulating for weeks.

“Music is such an important part of all of our lives and holds a special place within our hearts at Apple,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a statement. “That’s why we have kept investing in music and are bringing together these extraordinary teams so we can continue to create the most innovative music products and services in the world.”

Apple is purchasing Beats for $2.6 billion in cash plus another $400 million in equity, marking the company’s biggest-ever acquisition. The tech giant expects to complete the deal by Q4 of this year, pending regulatory approval.

Beats was founded in 2008 by the rapper and producer Dr. Dre and the producer and mogul Jimmy Iovine. The company primarily sells high-end headphones and speakers, as well as audio software and subscriptions to a music-streaming service.

Iovine and Dr. Dre will stay on at the firm working within Apple’s electronics and music-streaming divisions. Their titles will simply be “Jimmy and Dre,” Iovine told The Wall Street Journal.
READ MORE: http://time.com/132644/apple-beats-electronics-headphones/

Apple Buying Beats Electronics for $3 Billion

Apple announced Wednesday it will buy headphones and music streaming company Beats Electronics, co-founded by Dr. Dre, for $3 billion. Wednesday’s announcement confirmed rumors about the deal which had been circulating for weeks.

“Music is such an important part of all of our lives and holds a special place within our hearts at Apple,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a statement. “That’s why we have kept investing in music and are bringing together these extraordinary teams so we can continue to create the most innovative music products and services in the world.”

Apple is purchasing Beats for $2.6 billion in cash plus another $400 million in equity, marking the company’s biggest-ever acquisition. The tech giant expects to complete the deal by Q4 of this year, pending regulatory approval.

Beats was founded in 2008 by the rapper and producer Dr. Dre and the producer and mogul Jimmy Iovine. The company primarily sells high-end headphones and speakers, as well as audio software and subscriptions to a music-streaming service.

Iovine and Dr. Dre will stay on at the firm working within Apple’s electronics and music-streaming divisions. Their titles will simply be “Jimmy and Dre,” Iovine told The Wall Street Journal.

READ MORE: http://time.com/132644/apple-beats-electronics-headphones/

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INNER-CITY CHANTS AND CYBORG CIPHERS
Please join Aja Monet for intimate poetry performances at the Kraine Theater celebrating the release of a new collection of poems. 
May 30th and 31st from 7-9 pm

INNER-CITY CHANTS AND CYBORG CIPHERS

Please join Aja Monet for intimate poetry performances at the Kraine Theater celebrating the release of a new collection of poems.

May 30th and 31st from 7-9 pm

Aja Monet

 The Social Book 
The Hunter and the Bear were supposed to protect Pharrell Williams’ book before it’s launch. Unfortunately, they covered it with Tipp-ex Mini Pocket Mouse. Join a worldwide community by rewriting it, in real time.All you have to do is guess the erased words. Be the first person to find any of them, and get credited in Pharrell Williams’s book.To help you, we have made the Social Book an experience available in 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
REWRITING THE BOOK
To start playing, go to an available page. White boxes are words that have been covered with Tipp-ex Mini Pocket Mouse and need to be found. Click on any of them and try to guess the word.
PRIZES
During the experience, you may also win 74 special prizes.Be the first person to guess a word during the winning period*, and you will win an iTunes Code of an amount of 15 €**. Download iTunes to use the code.(*taking place each day of the Competition from 11 to 12pm and 6 to 7pm**or equivalent amount in local currency for Sweden, Switzerland and UK.)
HOW TO GET THE BOOK
ONLINE - http://tippex-socialbook.com/
When the book is completed, it will be published and sold. The revenues will go to “From One Hand to Another”. A Not for Profit Foundation established by Pharrell Williams to implement learning programs for underprivileged kids.
By July 1st, a free digital version will also be available for you to download.With each download, BIC will donate 1€ to “From One Hand to Another” within the limit of 10 000 downloads.

The Social Book

The Hunter and the Bear were supposed to protect Pharrell Williams’ book before it’s launch. Unfortunately, they covered it with Tipp-ex Mini Pocket Mouse. Join a worldwide community by rewriting it, in real time.

All you have to do is guess the erased words. Be the first person to find any of them, and get credited in Pharrell Williams’s book.

To help you, we have made the Social Book an experience available in 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

REWRITING THE BOOK

To start playing, go to an available page. White boxes are words that have been covered with Tipp-ex Mini Pocket Mouse and need to be found. Click on any of them and try to guess the word.

PRIZES

During the experience, you may also win 74 special prizes.
Be the first person to guess a word during the winning period*, and you will win an iTunes Code of an amount of 15 €**. Download iTunes to use the code.

(*taking place each day of the Competition from 11 to 12pm and 6 to 7pm
**or equivalent amount in local currency for Sweden, Switzerland and UK.)

HOW TO GET THE BOOK

ONLINE - http://tippex-socialbook.com/

When the book is completed, it will be published and sold.
The revenues will go to “From One Hand to Another”. A Not for Profit Foundation established by Pharrell Williams to implement learning programs for underprivileged kids.


By July 1st, a free digital version will also be available for you to download.
With each download, BIC will donate 1€ to “From One Hand to Another” within the limit of 10 000 downloads.

Pharrell Williams

Supreme Beingz 15 Year Anniversary
June 1st, 2014 Free Breaking Event - Please help support the Queens Community House B-Boy/B-Girl program with a recommended donation of $5.  Celebrating 15 years of Hip Hop in the New York breaking scene. May 31st: Supreme Beingz 15 year Anniversary Pre-Party June 1st: Supreme Beingz 15 Year Anniversary 5-vs-5 Crew battle $1,500 for first place $1,000 for second place $250 each crew for semifinal losers Judges Waaak | Breaks Kru Joel | Havikoro  Ken Fury | Supreme Beingz Supreme Beingz Anniversary is a Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series event.  Competitors who wish to be eligible to compete at Supreme Beingz 15 Year Anniversary are required by organizer Ray Silverio to be registered with UDEF and classified as TOUR COMPETITORS. Such TOUR COMPETITOR registrations can be completed online at: www.udeftour.org/register/
https://www.facebook.com/events/683079825070469/

Supreme Beingz 15 Year Anniversary

June 1st, 2014

Free Breaking Event - Please help support the Queens Community House B-Boy/B-Girl program with a recommended donation of $5.

Celebrating 15 years of Hip Hop in the New York breaking scene.

May 31st: Supreme Beingz 15 year Anniversary Pre-Party

June 1st: Supreme Beingz 15 Year Anniversary 5-vs-5 Crew battle

$1,500 for first place
$1,000 for second place
$250 each crew for semifinal losers

Judges
Waaak | Breaks Kru
Joel | Havikoro
Ken Fury | Supreme Beingz

Supreme Beingz Anniversary is a Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series event.

Competitors who wish to be eligible to compete at Supreme Beingz 15 Year Anniversary are required by organizer Ray Silverio to be registered with UDEF and classified as TOUR COMPETITORS. Such TOUR COMPETITOR registrations can be completed online at: www.udeftour.org/register/

https://www.facebook.com/events/683079825070469/

FIRST SOUND INSTITUTE
Youth Speaks is happy to partner with the University of San Francisco’s School of Education to hold the Second Annual First Sound Institute. The Institute brings together artists and secondary educators from across the Bay Area and beyond and is designed to provide attendees insight into Youth Speaks pedagogy and understand the philosophical underpinnings of our youth development and arts development practices.
Get to know more about the Youth Speaks pedagogy and methodologies through varying levels of professional development programs designed specifically for teachers. A limited number of partially and fully subsidized programs in Oakland and San Francisco will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Dates: June 30-July 2. 10am-4pm. Location: University of San Francisco School of Education. Cost: $50
http://youthspeaks.org/first-sound/

FIRST SOUND INSTITUTE

Youth Speaks is happy to partner with the University of San Francisco’s School of Education to hold the Second Annual First Sound Institute. The Institute brings together artists and secondary educators from across the Bay Area and beyond and is designed to provide attendees insight into Youth Speaks pedagogy and understand the philosophical underpinnings of our youth development and arts development practices.

Get to know more about the Youth Speaks pedagogy and methodologies through varying levels of professional development programs designed specifically for teachers. A limited number of partially and fully subsidized programs in Oakland and San Francisco will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Dates: June 30-July 2. 10am-4pm.
Location: University of San Francisco School of Education.
Cost: $50

http://youthspeaks.org/first-sound/

youth speaks First Sound Institute

Join Casita Maria and Windows of Hip Hop in the Boogie Down Bronx for Hip Hop Youth Workshops and Adult Edutainment Forum
May 24th from 1-6 PM

Hosted by Grandmaster Caz

Guests include Grand Master Melle Mel, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Walter Hidalgo, William Mackson, Princess Lanita, and more…

http://www.casitamaria.org/

Grandmaster Caz

The Phat Startup Presents Tech808: Where Tech Meets Hip Hop
Friday, November 21, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Tech808 is one of the most anticipated conferences of the year because of its unique pairing of Hip Hop and Entrepreneurship. This November in New York City, The Phat Startup brings together a diverse range of industry leaders, speakers and panelists to educate the community on Entrepreneurship. READ MORE: http://www.thephatstartup.com/events

The Phat Startup Presents Tech808: Where Tech Meets Hip Hop

Friday, November 21, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Tech808 is one of the most anticipated conferences of the year because of its unique pairing of Hip Hop and Entrepreneurship. This November in New York City, The Phat Startup brings together a diverse range of industry leaders, speakers and panelists to educate the community on Entrepreneurship. READ MORE: http://www.thephatstartup.com/events

Tech808

phillipdrummond:

TONIGHT!!! FREE!!! Our students perform the beats they have been making live in @3rdcoastbeats / #todaysfuturesound #beats class @fultonalley inCBD of #nola #neworleans Fulton St New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 #hiphoped #beatmaking #beats @quickiemart @jermainequiz @composedbythewoods @phillipdrummond @djkungfuchris and more live!

phillipdrummond:

TONIGHT!!! FREE!!! Our students perform the beats they have been making live in @3rdcoastbeats / #todaysfuturesound #beats class @fultonalley inCBD of #nola #neworleans Fulton St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 #hiphoped #beatmaking #beats @quickiemart @jermainequiz @composedbythewoods @phillipdrummond @djkungfuchris and more live!

9th Wonder class to launch Hip-Hop Institute at NCCU

DURHAM — Patrick Douthit, the Grammy Award-winning hip-hip producer known as 9th Wonder, will teach a class on “Hip-Hop in Context” at N.C. Central University this fall, which will also launch the university’s Hip-Hop Institute.
NCCU formally announced the move at a news conference Monday on campus. NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White said the university is embarking on a new era in its academic offerings. The Hip-Hop Institute is the beginning of an interdisciplinary program, she said, based in the history department.
Jim Harper, chairman of the NCCU history department, said the department is proud to house the Hip-Hop Institute and will also be working with the mass communication and music departments.
“It’s funny how things come full circle,” 9th Wonder said. He, Harper, and NCCU Men’s Basketball Coach LeVelle Moton were all in history class together in the mid-1990s at NCCU. This is also where 9th started his academic journey teaching, he said.
His mother and father were his teachers, but so was hip-hop artist Chuck D. Originally from Winston-Salem, 9th attended NCCU, but didn’t graduate, instead following his hip-hop career. He has worked with a large range of artists, including Mary J. Blige, Jay Z, Murs and Drake. He started the group Little Brother while a student in Durham along with Rapper Big Pooh and Phonte. He came back to NCCU the first time as an adjunct professor from 2006-09, also teaching “Hip-Hop in Context.” He then went on to…
READ MORE: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/localnews/x27233577/9th-Wonder-class-to-launch-Hip-Hop-Institute-at-NCCU

9th Wonder class to launch Hip-Hop Institute at NCCU

NCCU formally announced the move at a news conference Monday on campus. NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White said the university is embarking on a new era in its academic offerings. The Hip-Hop Institute is the beginning of an interdisciplinary program, she said, based in the history department.

Jim Harper, chairman of the NCCU history department, said the department is proud to house the Hip-Hop Institute and will also be working with the mass communication and music departments.

“It’s funny how things come full circle,” 9th Wonder said. He, Harper, and NCCU Men’s Basketball Coach LeVelle Moton were all in history class together in the mid-1990s at NCCU. This is also where 9th started his academic journey teaching, he said.

His mother and father were his teachers, but so was hip-hop artist Chuck D. Originally from Winston-Salem, 9th attended NCCU, but didn’t graduate, instead following his hip-hop career. He has worked with a large range of artists, including Mary J. Blige, Jay Z, Murs and Drake. He started the group Little Brother while a student in Durham along with Rapper Big Pooh and Phonte. He came back to NCCU the first time as an adjunct professor from 2006-09, also teaching “Hip-Hop in Context.” He then went on to…

READ MORE: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/localnews/x27233577/9th-Wonder-class-to-launch-Hip-Hop-Institute-at-NCCU

9th Wonder


B-Girls Get Ready!
Detroit, MI. - On Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 5eGallery located at 4605 Cass Avenue inside the Cass Corridor Commons from 12pm-2am The Foundation of 5e Gallery will be hosting our 5th Anniversary of Celebrating Women in Hip Hop and in addition to performances, and a graffiti live art showcase. We are still accepting vendors and sponsors as well.
we’re hosting Detroit’s 1st B-Girl Battle! “Diamonds in the Rough” with a $500 Cash Prize.  B-Girling will be Representin’ We are extremely excited to meet the best B-Girls meeting up in Detroit!  We have official B-Girl + AllStyles Battles going down. 1 on 1 Head to Head!
Check out the event and better save the date!:
_This night of the The foundation of 5eGallery 5th Anniversary feature performances include Legendary Emcee Miz Korona, DSSense, Mahogany Jones, Insite the Riot, NiqLoveRhodes, Abstract Jazz, Keys, & Jaci Caprice. DJ Lynda Carter’s spinning a special showcase. Internationally renowned poet Tawana Honeycomb Petty will host our celebration. Live Painting & graffiti showcase by Nicole Carter, Riku, Nemiki, Help, & Mary Pepper. All-Styles Battle will be judged by superstar Dancer Mai Le aka MadaM Wazel, SOUL, + PRINGLEZ. B-GIRL Battle will be judged by LADY CHAMP, JUSS CUZ, + CODA! CYPHER QUEEN BATTLE JUDGED BY JAY BAY! We will debut our documentary film “The Foundation of 5eGallery Celebrating Women in Hip Hop.” We will also be awarding Detroit’s Pioneer Women in Hip Hop with an official ceremony. Jessica Care Moore is one of the awardees.
Tickets:  $10 in Advance  $15.00 at the Door  Our link to purchase tix it has all of the details + info about this event + the schedule: http://www.neptix.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=www.event&eventID=6157
Vendor spots available: $50  Sponsor ship Packages Available: $100-$5000
to obtain our sponsorship deck, vendor form, or more info:  email: 5egallery@gmail.com

B-Girls Get Ready!

Detroit, MI. - On Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 5eGallery located at 4605 Cass Avenue inside the Cass Corridor Commons from 12pm-2am The Foundation of 5e Gallery will be hosting our 5th Anniversary of Celebrating Women in Hip Hop and in addition to performances, and a graffiti live art showcase. We are still accepting vendors and sponsors as well.

we’re hosting Detroit’s 1st B-Girl Battle! “Diamonds in the Rough” with a $500 Cash Prize.
B-Girling will be Representin’ We are extremely excited to meet the best B-Girls meeting up in Detroit!
We have official B-Girl + AllStyles Battles going down.
1 on 1 Head to Head!

Check out the event and better save the date!:

_This night of the The foundation of 5eGallery 5th Anniversary feature performances include Legendary Emcee Miz Korona, DSSense, Mahogany Jones, Insite the Riot, NiqLoveRhodes, Abstract Jazz, Keys, & Jaci Caprice. DJ Lynda Carter’s spinning a special showcase. Internationally renowned poet Tawana Honeycomb Petty will host our celebration. Live Painting & graffiti showcase by Nicole Carter, Riku, Nemiki, Help, & Mary Pepper. All-Styles Battle will be judged by superstar Dancer Mai Le aka MadaM Wazel, SOUL, + PRINGLEZ. B-GIRL Battle will be judged by LADY CHAMP, JUSS CUZ, + CODA! CYPHER QUEEN BATTLE JUDGED BY JAY BAY! We will debut our documentary film “The Foundation of 5eGallery Celebrating Women in Hip Hop.” We will also be awarding Detroit’s Pioneer Women in Hip Hop with an official ceremony. Jessica Care Moore is one of the awardees.

Tickets:
$10 in Advance
$15.00 at the Door
Our link to purchase tix it has all of the details + info about this event + the schedule:
http://www.neptix.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=www.event&eventID=6157

Vendor spots available: $50 
Sponsor ship Packages Available: $100-$5000

to obtain our sponsorship deck, vendor form, or more info:
email: 5egallery@gmail.com

5eGallery