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Battle to be Known 3

Hey all,

There’s a two day battle coming up on Friday and Saturday.

Friday’s is a 1v1 at:
Starts at 10:00PM
Between Boutique Lounge and Cafe
1324 N. Milwaukee Ave

I think there are still spots open, unfortunately it’s only 21+
I’ll probably go unless this week absolutely kills me (which it might)

Saturday is a 3v3 at:
Starts at 6:00PM
DePaul University Student Center Multi-Purpose Room
2250 North Sheffield

This is all ages, but unfortunately I think all the spots are taken.  But this is a huge event and it’d definitely be worth going just to cypher or watch.
The location is easy too, just hop on the red line to Lincoln Park.

Email me (direntropy at gmail.com) if you’re interested in going and I’ll set something up.
Peace!

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November 16, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Reminiscing~

For the oldies (KCheung in particular XD)

 

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

HipHop Action at a Not-So-Distant campus

Hi Y’all,

 

Came across the following event and thought it was interesting to see a different twist on how hiphop (dancing in general according to the agenda) could affect communities in non-dance ways.

WU HipHop Week WordPress blog

 

It’s called HipHop Week and it will be held at WashU, STL. Nov. 9th-14th. Here’s a rundown of the program as described on FB:

(direct FB link:WU HipHop Week FB page)


This is the OFFICIAL FACEBOOK EVENT for:

Hip-Hop Against Hunger: A Week of Cultural and Social Awareness

Headed by Drop Knowledge, this week-long festival explores and celebrates the true elements of hip-hop culture. We will engage the student body in positive forms of self-expression and discussion of social issues through hip-hop as well as enrich the relationships established among already existing student organizations. This week is also a part of an effort to reestablish the Wash U Hip Hop Congress Chapter on campus.

Proceeds raised throughout the week will be benefiting Operation Food Search, a local STL food bank & charity. Donation bins and tabling will be located in the Village Dining Hall, DUC commons, and South 40 eateries, as well as at our events. Official T-shirts will also be for sale ($10/shirt, can use campus card) throughout the week at the DUC Commons.

OFFICIAL BLOG: http://wuhiphopweek.wordpress.com

Monday, Nov. 9 –

ELEVEN Mixtape Exchange (Whisper’s Cafe, DUC Commons, 1-4pm): Blank CDs will be given out on Monday, Nov. 9th; students will then take them back and burn a mixtape of their favorite tracks and return it to the exchange locations on Tuesday, Nov. 10th.

Inklings hosted by WuSlam (Ursa’s Fireside, 8:30-11 PM): A special hip hop week edition of WuSlam’s weekly open mic night; members from Wash U’s premier slam poetry group will perform and lead peers in prompts regarding the theme of “hip hop against hunger.”

Tuesday, Nov. 10 –
Back 2 the Beat: Dance Workshops hosted by OneWorld (Ursa’s Fireside, 8-10 PM): The night will begin with a short showcase and workshop by Wash U’s premier bboy/bgirl club, WU Cypher and continue with a very special hip-hop, pop/lock workshop by Nicholas Gates, one of STL’s most talented hip-hop choreographers and the only STL contestant on the first season of “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Wednesday, Nov. 11 –
Expression Expo hosted by Drop Knowledge (DUC Commons, 7-10 PM): Featuring a graffiti exhibit, fashion show, and freestyle/beatbox battle. Music provided by Trackstar the DJ with a special scratch performance from 2 of STL’s best, DJ Deception http://www.djdeception.net and DJ Costik (http://www.myspace.com/djcostik)

Thursday, Nov. 12 –
Multicultural Concert ft. Idan Raichel Project, an international music group from Israel presented by WUSI as part of Pluralism Week (560 Music Building, 7:30PM). Opening acts include performances from many Wash U student groups including WuSlam, WU Swing Society, WU Sauce and much more. Admission is FREE with WU ID

Friday, Nov. 13 –
RAP SESSIONS (DUC Commons, 7-9 PM): A panel of the nation’s most distinguished hip-hop scholars, activists and commentators come to campus to discuss the question of “Is America really post-racial?” and more specifically, whether the n-word and post-racism can co-exist. Opening/closing Music provided by KWUR, JLS Audio Services and some of STL’s finest hip-hop DJs. http://www.rapsessions.org and http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167724396865#/event.php?eid=162141777841

Saturday, Nov. 14 –
CYPHER OF FORTUNE hosted by WU Cypher (The Gargoyle, 4-8 PM): A 2v2 bboy/bgirl competition among the best dancers from STL and the rest of the midwest. The theme of this jam is all about fun and positive expression; dancers of all styles and experience are encouraged to come and participate as the format is randomized tournament style. There is a $400 cash prize for first place and official “REP STL” T-shirts will be on sale at the event. Featuring music from DJ Needles and DJ Keeno da Kid.

HIP-HOP FESTIVAL hosted by Team 31 & The Gargoyle (The Gargoyle, 8PM-Midnight). Performance line-up includes hip-hop group The Paxtons, local STL group iLLphonics and internationally known DJ/producer RjD2. http://www.facebook.com/events.php?ref=sb#/event.php?eid=158884309431&index=1

If you would like to get involved and help out with the events, please contact us at wuhiphop@gmail.com!

 

 

October 29, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Interactive bboy fun for everyone~

Hey yallz~

I came across a rather hilarious string of youtube vids. It begins with the following link and continues as you interact with the ‘game.’ You’ll see what I mean when you click on the link.

=)

June 5, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Diversity

I don’t know about you guys, but I found this quite insane!

April 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Maybe I’m a Lion vid

Hello everybody! I finally uploaded the video!  Enjoy!  I will plan a review session when we all get back so look forward to that.

My computer is a total and utter lemon and does not like the idea of uploading stuff online so I apologize as well for the vid being AVI instead of mp4 as I normally like it.

March 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Finished Opening/Closing

Videos

Flossin Music

I Say Music

 

If you have trouble watching the videos, download VLC player at http://www.videolan.org/vlc

February 27, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Interesting stuff on hip-hop, dance, and style

I subscribe to some Taiwanese guy (seven777) on YouTube’s stuff and he posted these two videos of guys from New York talking about their perspective on hip-hop. It’s pretty cool, they say some stuff that you don’t have to agree with (or you could totally agree with!). If you want to learn a little more about hip-hop as a culture, definitely watch 🙂

~VPants

October 2, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Kaleidescope!

Congratulations, guys! Well done on a crazy schedule. Here’s the videos.

http://www.vimeo.com/1767355 (Us)
http://www.vimeo.com/1767709 (Fusion)

If you make an account on vimeo, you can download the original HD files.

September 19, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment