Malcolm X Day: May 19th!

Hip Hop Awareness Week 2011!!!!!

Welcome To the 2010-2011 School Year

What’s up Hip Hop?

We’re very excited to start the new year off with new faces, hopes, and energy! Our new exec board is ready to get to work and trail new roads for the Congress:

President: Sydney Epps

Vice president: Russell Morrow

Treasurer: Chris Summers

Communications: Cotrell Loftin

Marketing and Promotions: Chanel Glenn and Tolulope Osunsanya

Adviser: Akil Houston

Shoot us an email at HipHopCongress_OU@yahoo.com with any questions regarding our activities, and join us at General Body Meetings on Wednesdays @ 8 PM in Baker 231/237!

Spring Quarter Meeting Locations

Wednesday, April 06, 2011
BUC 237
Wednesday, April 13, 2011BUC 231
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
BUC 231
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
 BUC 237
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
BUC 237
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
BUC 237
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
BUC 231 (Exec Only)
BUC 237
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
BUC 231
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
BUC 231

Malcolm X Day / May 18th / PERFORMERS NEEDED!!!

For our annual event Malcolm X Day, we are doing not one but two events surrounding the praise in the contributions from the late Malcolm X. The first event will be our annual celebration of Malcolm X, featuring guest speakers, poets, singers, and emcees celebrating Malcolm X. This event will take place on May 18th, place TBA. The second event will be our forum titled “Know yOUr Rights,” a forum discussion on our current civil rights. This event will take place in Bentley 140 from 7 to 9pm and feature a host of students and faculty on the panel.

WE NEED ARTISTS FOR OUR CELEBRATION ON THE 18TH! If you are a poet, singer, emcee, rapper, speaker, wish to recite one of Malcolm X’s speeches, and/or someone who wants to display their art, then be sure to hit us up! You can email Sydney Epps, the coordinator of this program, at se343707@ohio.edu.

Peace.

Hiphop Awareness Week 2010 Begins TOMORROW!

We starting this thing a little early!

Although our annual hiphop awareness week is the first week of May, we are starting things off sooner than usual because we have a special guest coming tomorrow!

Tomorrow, between noon and 6pm, the international Hiphop Mobile Museum will be on display on the 3rd floor of the Baker University Center! Accompanying it will be Professor Grif from the legendary hiphop group Public Enemy. He will be at our meet and greet in the Maggie Davis Room on the 1st floor of Baker at 6pm.

Sunday at 3pm we will serve our community in washing cars at Class A Sounds on E. State Street in Athens. So bring your car down to Class A Sounds for a good washing! Donations will be taken for our work.

Monday at 6pm we will have our graffiti workshop in Baker 240! You will get some hands-on experience learning how to draw like the taggers! We have brought in a special guest artist from Art Apocalypse to guide the workshop and help out with supplies.

Tuesday at 5pm we will have our DJ workshop in the Front Room! There you will also get some hands-on experience in another artistic element of hiphop. Hosted by our Advisor, Dr. Akil Houston, he will provide the turntables for you to learn how to spin like the best of them!

Wednesday at 7pm in Bentley 124 is our forum on hiphop as a cultural artifact. There we will explore how hiphop, which started as an American subculture, has become a voice for the entire world! From fashion to politics, we will talk about how much hiphop is the drive for everything that has to do with change, as well as how it effects the community it began to serve. This event will feature a panelists of artists, faculty, and students.

Friday at 7:30pm in Baker 239 is our MC Workshop! Learn how to spit hot fire (and not like Dylan) hosted by some of our prestigious Athens emcees. Learn how important an emcee is in hiphop and to the world. Afterwards, show your skills at this month’s Freestyle Fellowship! The monthly First Friday Freestyle Fellowship will be at 11pm in front of Pawpurr’s on Courts Street in Athens.

Get ready. We coming! Any questions, comments, concerns, hit us up!

Peace.

2nd Annual Hip-Hop Expo / April 17th / OU Grover Center

Building Education through the Arts and Transforming Society (B.E.A.T.S) hosts the 2nd annual Hiphop Expo, Saturday, April 17, 2010, 11:30 am-6:30 pm at Ohio University’s Grover Center.

The theme for this year’s expo is titled “When and Where I Enter: Women Beyond Gender Talk” so you know it’s going to be an engaging experience!

The goal is to combine the expressive and creative elements of hiphop in interactive hands-on sessions, such as a spoken word workshop and performance featuring Ursula Rucker and a discussion surrounding women in hiphop with Michaela Angela Davis. Davis will also be our keynote speaker for the event! There will also be a Speak Out session on what we should do to make a woman’s image in hiphop a more positive one, as well as a woman-run hiphop shop called the SistaCypher!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! For our support of this event, we are looking for you guys to help out with volunteering. This ranges from setting up the event, transporting our guests, watching over the time of the sessions, and cleaning up the event. This is a solid chance to get some community service hours done, and a great chance to meet the guests up close.

WE ALSO NEED ARTISTS! Preferably our women in hiphop, whether you dance, spoken word, rap, draw, whatever, we need you to perform at our SistaCypher.

This is an event for all ages, free for everyone, so stop by Grover on Saturday and have a good time!

Peace.

HHC Mixtape Exchange is Back!

Yeah, you read right!

For our general body meeting this Wednesday, we will be having our mixtape exchange.

Bring in a CD full of your favorite tracks (whether it is hiphop or not), and exchange them with other members of HHC. Next week, we’ll discuss our CDs (what we liked, what we didn’t like, what your musical taste says about you, etc).

So make sure you bring your tail to Baker 229 8pm Wednesday with a CD so you can switch CDs and get free music from other people! It’s a great way to get to know your fellow hiphop peers, plus you never know what you’re gonna get!

Peace.