On Sunday, November 17, take an in-depth look at hip-hop’s evolution, its diverse voices, unique styles, and influence beyond music at MoPOP’s POP+ Hip Hop.
We’ll have artifacts on display from hip hop greats, like Grandmaster Flash, Sha Rock, The Notorious B.I.G, and more, plus performances from local artists and a film screening of Breakin’ (free with museum admission).
POP+ HIP HOP: HISTORY OF THE BATTLE
Take an in-depth look at hip-hop’s evolution, its diverse voices, unique styles, and influence beyond music at MoPOP’s POP+ Hip Hop.
This year, we’re exploring the dynamic and creative hip-hop “battle.” From emcees engaged in lyrical combat to dancers showcasing their latest moves, the battle is where hip hop’s students and masters hone their craft, find community, and celebrate a culture in its most raw and authentic form. We’ll have artifacts on display from hip hop greats, like Grandmaster Flash, Sha Rock, The Notorious B.I.G., and more, plus performances from local artists and a film screening.
POP+ Hip Hop Presents: If You Don’t Know, Now You Know • 10:00am–5:00pm • Galleries
Inspired by the immortal lyrics of The Notorious B.I.G., explore our amazing galleries and discover some intriguing and unexpected Hip Hop connections to some of our artifacts.
POP+ Hip Hop Presents: The Art Gallery • 10:00am–5:00pm • Sky Church
Curated by Seattle based artist Barry Johnson, check out some cool Hip-Hop inspired artwork by local Seattle artists Lourdes Jackson, Dovey Martinez, and Lester C. Pearson.
POP+ Hip Hop Presents: Graffiti Writing • 10:00am–5:00pm • Sky Church
Graffiti is one of the four elements of Hip Hop: the visual expression of Hip Hop culture. Get to explore your artistic side with some graffiti writing.
POP+ Hip Hop Presents: The Mic Check • 12:00pm–12:30pm • Sky Church
Explore one of the five elements of Hip Hop and celebrate the power of poetry and lyricism with a performance from The Residency’s King.
POP+ Hip Hop Presents: The Battle • 1:00pm–1:30pm • Sky Church
Curated and hosted by dancer, choreographer, and educator Tracey Wong, get to marvel at some of Seattle’s best dancers, B-Girl G-Steel (Rumble King/ Rumble Queens Crew), Naj (Fraggle Rock Crew), Anna Banna Breeze (Massive Monkees), JNL (SoulBreakerzKrew) as they and other amazing artists spar on the dance floor and showcase their moves.
POP+ Hip Hop Presents: Breakin’ • 3:00pm • JBL Theater
A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two bboys. Together they become the sensation of the street. Free with RSVP and valid museum admission.
For more info visit: www.mopop.org/popplus