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Pop+ Hip-Hop

Hip-hop is all around us.

Get a closer look at hip-hop’s evolution, its diverse voices, unique styles and fashions, and influence beyond music. At November’s Pop+, we’ll explore hip-hop’s five elements—DJing, MCing, Breakin’, Graffiti and Knowledge—that gave voice to the voiceless and inspired a new music genre that journeyed from the fringes of American pop culture to its epicenter.


Event date  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018
Event time  10:00AM–5:00PM 
Event time  11:00AM & 3:00PM Film
Event location  MoPOP


Free to the Public.

Museum Admission is required for entry to Fresh Dressed screening and Hip-hop gallery guide.

Go to museum admission for 11/18 ▸

Free to the public

ON DISPLAY

Tupac’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” handwritten essay will come out of the vault for one day; a piece of American social commentary that is as relevant today as it was in 1992 when he first penned it.


THE DANCE EXPERIENCE

Dance performances curated by regionally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Tracey Wong. Formally trained in waacking, vogue, and hip-hop, she is currently a contributing choreographer for the all-female street styles group called The CRUW.


NW PORTABLISTS

A mind-blowing, head bobbing performance from the NW Portablists, a crew of DJs— DJ D’Lemma, DJ Flip D’skript, DJ Jointz and DJ JFlex—that make music using portable turntables.


AYO DOT

Ayo is a Nigerian-born emcee in the Seattle Area with a style that is versatile, yet poignant and hard-hitting. An unmistakeable delivery that is both captivating and engaging.


THE SNEAKER GAME

There is bond between Hip-Hop and Sneaker Culture. Hip-Hop artists went from being fans of sneakers to brand ambassadors, and finally, the designers. And through these designs, many say, they tell their stories.

Curated by artist, Barry Johnson, get a chance to design or decorate a shoe that tells YOUR story.


CURATED MUSIC VIDEOS ON THE BIG SCREEN

Get lost in a massive mix of Hip-Hop music videos: from the east coast to the west coast, Nigeria to South Korea, experience the diverse sounds and artists from around the world.


Included with Museum Admission

FRESH DRESSED DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

 

Event time  11:00AM & 3:00PM
Event location  JBL Theater at MoPOP

Fresh Dressed is a fascinating chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion's catwalks and Middle America shopping malls.


 

IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW

Discover fun Hip-Hop facts connected to some of the gallery artifacts on display throughout our museum and its different exhibits.

Go to museum admission for 11/18 ▸


SCHEDULE

11:00AM & 3:00PM Fresh Dressed
1:00PM The Dance Experience
2:00PM NW Portablists
2:30PM The Rap Experience with Ayo Dot

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The Best Hip-Hop Features

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That Conscious Hip-Hop

MoPOP Jukebox: 2pac (Explicit)

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