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206 Zulu 20th Anniversary

Hip Hop enthusiasts, dancers, emcees, djs and writers from all around the country gathered in 206 Zulu’s milestone 20th anniversary events last February 15-19th in Seattle, Washington. As people began to descend upon the Northwest, the kick-off at Havana Social Club was the place to be as DJs Supreme La Rock and Lady Love set the tone for the weekend.

Friday’s Zulu Jam was a refreshing blend of old-school, new-school, and East Coast, West Coast vibes that went down at Madame Lou’s. Lineup featured a welcoming from Seattle Hip Hop pioneer NastyNes, followed by an Indigenous Hip Hop showcase with Sista Hailstorm, Def-I, and DJ BigRez, Los Angeles Project Blowed legends Medusa and Abstract Rude, and high energy party rocking from Hip Hop pioneers DJ Jazzy Jay and Grandwizzard Theodore. Closing the night was Coast Contra who’s energy was unparalleled. 

Zulu Throwdown 2-vs-2 proved to be another milestone event, held at Washington Hall, with over thirty crews battling it out for the $5,000 in cash prizes. Judges Alien Ness, Asia One, Ken Swift, Fever One and Zulu Gremlin were in attendance alongside DJs DV One, Tecumseh, ShoNuph, Neebor, and Magicsean who kept the energy flowing at a high. Rock Force Crew took the championship with hometown heroes Massive Monkees taking runner up.

All the while these events were taking place inside, renowned artists Crayone, Hyro, Desi Mundo and Sire One were collaborating on a 206 Zulu tribute mural throughout the weekend.

Meeting of the Minds held three introspective panels featuring Medusa, Def-I, Emile YX?, a dance centered conversation with Asia One, Alien Ness and Ken Swift, and a street art centered discussion with Desi Mundo, Hera Won and Sire One.

Thank you to our sponsors 4CultureArtsWaRed Bull, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture!

Save the dates!

The Northwest’s premier Hip Hop community organization is turning 20 this coming February 15-19, 2024 in Seattle, Washington!  Make sure to book your flights early and stay tuned here for announcements!

Official Kick-Off Party
With DJs Supreme La Rock and Lady Love
Havana Social Club
1010 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
10pm | $6 | 21+

Zulu Jam featuring
Coast Contra, Medusa, Abstract Rude, Grandwizzard Theodore, DJ Jazzy Jay, Def-I, Sista Hailstorm, Manik, DJ BigRez
Hosted by NastyNes & Special Guests
Madame Lou’s
2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
6:30pm | $20 Adv. | 21+

Zulu Throwdown
2-vs-2 Breaking $5,000 in Prizes!
(1st Place – $3,000, 2nd Place – $2,000)
DJs: DV One, Mark Luv, Neebor, Tecumseh
Judges: Alien Ness, Asia One, Fever One, Ken Swift, Zulu Gremlin
Hosts: Pele, Melkez
Funk Styles Room with DJs:
Maddchill, Magicsean, ShoNuph
Performance by The Beatbox Panda
Washington Hall
153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
2-10pm | Free | All-Ages
Register to battle
Register to attend

Dance Workshop with Asia One
Dance Workshop with Zulu Gremlin

Meeting of the Minds
Panel Discussions featuring:
Def-I, Emile YX?, Medusa 
Asia One, Alien Ness, Ken Swift
Desi Mundo, Hera Won, Sire One
Hosted by Open Hands
Music by DJ Zeta
Washington Hall
153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
12-6pm | Free | All-Ages

Dance Workshop with Alien Ness

Soulful Mondays
206 Writer’s Bench
DJs WD4D and Gef Leopard
Washington Hall
153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
6-11pm | Free | All-Ages

Thank you to our sponsors 4Culture, ArtsWaSeattle Department of Neighborhoods, and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture!


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