From April 4-7, 2013 the community of Ithaca, NY will host a major celebration of Hip Hop culture. There will be 4 full days of events: gallery exhibitions, panel discussions, movie screenings, concerts, and 3 days of live mural painting by the world’s best graffiti artists. People from all walks of life and geographic locations are invited to attend. Information about lodging for visitors can be found here.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS APRIL 4-7, 2013
Hip Hop: Unbound from the Underground - an Ithaca community celebration of Hip Hop Culture
8:00 PM - 1:00 PM
"Soulsonic Space Sounds" jam featuring DJ Afrika Bambaataa, along with Grandmaster Caz, Tony Tone and JDL of the legendary Cold Crush Brothers, and DJ Breakbeat Lou, co-founder of the “Ultimate Breaks & Beats” series. Buy $12 adv. $15 day of. Age Policy: 18+. Doors: 8pm; Show: 9pm. Click here for more info and to get tickets. LOCATION: The Haunt, 702 Willow Ave.
ALL DAY THROUGH SUNDAY
"Get-Up State" - Three Days of Live, Mural Painting, Featuring Some of the World’s Finest Graffiti Artists. The mural painting will be taking place Friday through Sunday. All wall space is reserved and visitors are requested to respect guest artists and their working space. Visit the Get-Up State Facebook page for regularly-updated information. LOCATION: Cornell University Press Building at 770 Cascadilla Street. Free.
World-class guest artists include: Bates AIO, Nicer TATS, Bio TATS, BG183 TATS, Doc TC5, Sye TC5, Dero TC5 FC TFP FX, Mare 139 CIA ROC STARS, Wane COD, Luze FC, Python XMEN BAD, Art Child BTX, Vins EOS FC, Zone WST, Stae 2 WST, Seter GFR, Mast TGE, Skam KAOS INC, Slon AK YNN, Range FUA, Zoner FUA, Snoe FUA, Cruk FUA, Bones FUA, Mek FUA, Rapes DF ATT, Enue COD, Crazy Apes CA, Pure TFP, Tomb UW, Bem KTC, Blen 167 KAOS INC, Neos FC, & more.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Public panel discussion featuring DJ Afrika Bambaataa, MC Sha-Rock of the Funky 4 Plus 1 More (Hip Hop’s 1st influential female MC), Rahiem of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (the first Hip Hop group inducted into the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame), and filmmaker Timothy C. Brown Sr. (who shot the earliest known footage of a Hip Hop performance in 1977, which features the Funky 4 and others)….. the audience at this event will be treated to the FIRST PUBLIC SCREENING EVER of this raw, unedited footage. Click here for more info. LOCATION: Cornell Cinema theater, WIllard Straight Hall. Free.
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Special Gallery Night opening of “Top 2 Bottom: A Journey Through the Elements of Hip-Hop Culture” an exhibit, on display at Tompkins County Public Library until June 14, featuring the acclaimed Hip Hop photographs of Joe Conzo and Ernie Paniccioli, a showcase of early Hip Hop memorabilia including house party flyers, a new body of work by Ithacan Jay Stooks, and graffiti materials from the collection of Cap Matches Color. Exhibit will be open regular library hours following the opening including Saturdays and Sundays. Click here for more info. LOCATION: Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green Street. Free.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
30th anniversary screening of “Wild Style,” with a panel discussion featuring the director, Charlie Ahearn and stars of the film, Grandmaster Caz, JDL, Tony Tone of the legendary Cold Crush Brothers, Crazy Legs of the world-famous Rock Steady Crew, and Lisa Lee. Click here for more info. and HERE FOR TICKETS. LOCATION: Cinemapolis, 120 E Green St. Tickets $9.50, student and senior discount $8.00.
10:00 PM - 1:30 AM
"Beat Club: Hip Hop Producer Soundclash!" 8 Producers bring their best instrumental beats and go head-to-head in a tournament-style battle in a quest to move the crowd! Guest Host will be Jayhigh of The Gunpoets. There will be grand prizes, guest judges, and an afterparty featuring Cornell University’s own Justice League! Click here for more info. LOCATION: The Gates, 422 Eddy St., Collegetown.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
"Decay to DJ" exhibition featuring the photography of Joe Conzo. Joe will be joined by fellow South Bronx native and Ithaca resident, Eldred Harris, and Jorge “Popmaster Fabel” of the Rock Steady Crew and Tools of War to give a presentation on the history of destruction and rebirth in the SBX during the earliest days of Hip Hop culture. Click here for more info. LOCATION: The History Center in Tompkins County. Free.
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM