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Hip Hop History Month 2016

November is celebrated as Hip Hop History Month in Seattle!

Since its genesis in Black and Brown youth subculture of the 1970s, Hip Hop has grown into an internationally embraced cultural force, despite its rampant commercialization by corporate America. As the voice of the voiceless, Hip Hop continues to evolve, inspire, and influence broader society wherever it manifests. Hip Hop and its artistic practices have persisted as important tools for self-expression, community empowerment, and social change in the face of oppressive systems everywhere.

To honor Hip Hop History Month, we are calling upon our broader community of artists, educators, organizations, and more to join us in actively exploring and carrying this legacy forward. Here are just a few ideas for how:

  • Learn more about Hip Hop history, starting in your own backyard
  • Seek/support local Hip Hop artists and indy media that amplifies them
  • Host a Hip Hop workshop, assembly or presentation
  • Spread the word on HHHM

For more information on how to get involved, recommendations, and more information, email us at

November 5 – Breakin’ 2 Screening
November 7 – 206 Zulu at Chief Sealth High School
November 7 – The King of Crenshaw
November 14 – 206 Zulu at Ballard High School
November 16 – Our Pitch Competition

Hip Hop History Month Home Page

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