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Urban Culture News Hip Hop Congress Midwest Summit in Ann Arbor Mich
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Written by Robert ID4097   
Sunday, 16 December 2007 10:50

The Hip Hop Congress will host its 4th Annual Midwest Summit: “Politics, Globalization and the Hip Hop Generation” in collaboration with the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor from Friday, February 1st to Sunday February 3rd, 2008.

Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that Hip Hop Congress means drugs, guns, and scantily clad women. We highlight the entire Hip Hop spectrum and advocate a broader vision of Hip Hop culture than the stereotypes often seen on TV and Radio. Hip Hop Congress (HHC) is an International Grassroots Network that educates, empowers, and unites individuals. We preserve and evolve Hip Hop by inspiring social action and cultural creativity within the community. Drawn from evolving Black cultural expression, the Summit will connect this modern cultural phenomenon to University of Michigan’s programming in celebration of Black History Month. To highlight this, the Summit will feature Black History 101 Mobile Museum.

The Summit will bring together a diverse group of people encouraging participants to educate themselves on world and domestic issues, organize action, and recognize how hip hop culture can be used to create positive change. The goal of this year’s summit is to connect those interested in Hip Hop with education, social consciousness and community action.

Activities will feature a concert featuring renowned Hip Hop artists and will include workshops, panels and discussion on prominent domestic and world issues related to Hip Hop addressing Race, Gender, Politics, and Globalization. Scheduled guests include Professor Griff of rap legends Public Enemy, Prince Whipper Whip of the Legendary Cold Crush Brothers, OneBeLo and the Motor City Hip Hop Revue featuring Baatin of Slum Village, Invincible, Supa Emcee, 5 ELA, Versiz and more.  There will also be workshops teaching Graffiti Art, Breakdancing, DJ’ing, and MC’ing.

The Summit will be attended by interested parties from throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, California, New York and more.

Hip Hop Congress is an organization run by active young people who understand the societal pressures of today's youth.  We use Hip Hop to inspire social and civic action and stimulate individual creativity.  The Congress was created in 1993 to organize Hip Hop culture and pool resources and ideas into viable programs based on uplifting the greater Hip Hop community.  Since its inception, HHC has expanded around the world, making good music, good citizens and good connections across our globe.


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Hip Hop Congress Midwest Summit Tentative Itinerary

Friday, Feb. 1st

Noon – 8PM         Union Lobby/Art Lounge Registration/Black History 101 Kickoff

8 – 10 pm:                        U-Club          Film Screening and Discussion featuring

Prince Whipper Whip of the Legendary “Cold Crush Brothers” and many more.

10 – Midnight:                   U-Club          Welcome Party w/ performances by

Chicago’s “Five Elements Warriors”

Saturday, Feb. 2nd

11 am – 12:15pm:              Union                      Concurrent Sessions

12:15 – 12:40 pm:                                          Lunch Break

12:45 – 2:00 pm:      Union                      Concurrent Sessions

2:10 – 3:50 pm:                 U-Club          Forum on Hip Hop and Activism

featuring Professor Griff of Public Enemy and many more.          

4 pm – 6 pm: Union                    Hip Hop Element Workshops (DJ, MC,

Graffiti, Breakdancing)

6 – 8 pm:                                                      Break and Dinner on your own

8 pm - Midnight:       Pendleton Room                 Hip Hop Concert feat. OneBeLo and

The Motor City Hip Hop Revue including Baatin of Slum Village, Supa Emcee, 5 ELA and Versiz.

Sunday, Feb. 3rd

Noon – whenever:                                 Community Service Project in Ypsilanti, MI



Kickoff on February 1st from 5-8pm

(Located in the Art Room on the First Floor of the University of Michigan Union)

The University of Michigan Union is located at:  530 S. State St. in Ann Arbor, MI

Registration for U of M students is Free

Registration Fee for non-U of M students is: $10 (includes admission to all events)

*All venues listed are on the campus of University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Urban Culture News Hip Hop Congress Midwest Summit in Ann Arbor Mich

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