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Off-Air Events: 5th Annual Winter Block Party for Chicago's Hip Hop Arts

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Hip-hop has long brought people together who've fought for social justice.

Celebrate its present and future during the day with film, music videos, B-boy/B-girl dance battle, a poetry/storytelling slam, Vocalo's DJ Collective and a Hip-Hop Marketplace.

The FREE daytime schedule includes:

Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Open Jam and Warm-up curated by Waka of the Legendary Brickheadz Crew

Upstairs  || A screening of "Benji" directed by Coodie and Chike

Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Sign Up

Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Prelims

Upstairs || Screenings of selected local Hip Hop videos and mini-documentaries

Upstairs || Solo Tip: An Exploration of Hip Hop Theater and Storytelling (The Public Square and YCA)

Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Quarter Finals

Main Floor || Grown Folks Stories

Also, throughout the day and night hear from Vocalo's DJ Collective featuring Shazam Bangles, Pumpin Pete and Shred One led by Jesse De La Pena.

Plus, $10 fade haircuts, a Hip Hop Art Gallery (curated by Miguel Aguilar of Defiance Gallery) and a Hip Hop Boutique with vendors including GoWhere HipHop, City of Win, Iddy Id Designs, Vintage Boss and others!

In the evening, join us for a ticketed concert blow-out!

Winter Block Party for Chicago’s Hip Hop Arts
An evening of music and celebration
Hosted by Psalm One 
consistently named one of the nation's "Best Hip Hop Artists,"  Vocalo's Jesse Menendez with Kevin Coval

Featuring performances by

Psalm One
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Sidewalk Chalk 
named “Best Hip Hop Act in Chicago of 2010" by the Chicago Reader


Tickets are $15.00
$12.00 with WBEZ Membership
$10.00 Students

Tickets can be purchased through METRO Chicago HERE.

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