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In celebration of Washington State Hip Hop History Month, MoPOP’s POP+ is exploring womxn in hip hop.

Through a month of programs, performances, artifacts, and panel discussions, discover how — despite being marginalized, underpaid, underrepresented, and underrated in hip hop music and culture for decades — womxn have always been integral to the art form and the culture. MoPOP will be displaying artifacts from our hip hop collections, as well as hosting digital events for hip hop lovers of every age.

Stephy Styles

Stephy Styles

Hip Hop Dance Styles Instagram Takeover

Event date  Monday, November 16, 2020
Event time  6:00pm 
Event location  Instagram

Hosted by some of the most celebrated womxn in dance and choreography in the Pacific Northwest, we’re bringing you some of hip hop’s most captivating street and club styles. Dance along, if you dare!

Stephanie Caballero AKA Stephy Styles, Jersey City Native and NYC based dancer, educator, activist, event producer, and MC host. Member of Ladies Adios an all Bgirl and all-styles crew, that was co-founded in NYC 2016. Stephy is also a founder and co-creator of "A Jam Called Tribe" an annual community fundraiser jam. Studio 54 Waackers Session also originated while based in NYC as a social media platform to educate about 70s and 80s culture, and to uplift BIPOC waackers in our waacking community.




Emcee Instagram Takeover: I Am Chamel (hosted by 206 Zulu)

Event date  Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Event time  6:00pm
Event location  Instagram

Hosted by 206 Universal, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing accessible spaces while serving communities through the upliftment, preservation, and celebration of hip hop culture, this IGTV takeover will feature one of Seattle’s rising hip hop stars. Stay tuned to find out who!

Chamel Simmons is an American Songwriter, producer, actor, artist & entrepreneur! Also known as I Am Chamel, originally born in Richmond, Ca; was raised throughout various cities in Washington State. Chamel is known throughout The Pacific Northwest for her undefeated Freestyle Battle Flow & Mesmerizing performances.

MoPOP Book Club: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Event date  Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Event time  4:00pm 
Event location  Livestream discussion

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill.

But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral . . . for all the wrong reasons.

Join us for a livestream discussion of MoPOP's Book Club selection: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas.

Dance Instagram Takeover: Anna Banana Freeze (Seattle)

Event date  Thursday, November 19, 2020
Event time  12:00pm 
Event location  Instagram

Anna Banana Freeze is a b-girl and teaching artist from the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. She is the founder/instructor of Mini BREAKS dance and one of the only two women in the world-renown, award-winning breaking crew, Massive Monkees, serving as a performer, leader and sister.

Missy Elliott Paint & Sip

Missy Elliott Paint & Sip

Queen of Hip Hop Paint & Sip

Event date  Friday, November 20, 2020
Event time  6:00pm 
Event location  Livestream

Join us from the comfort of your home for a virtual Paint Night hosted by Claudia Villalobos. We’ll be celebrating one of the most amazing and influential womxn in hip hop culture: Missy Elliott, whose influence has had a lasting impact on the genre’s sound, look, and style.

If you do not have your own supplies:

You can order from the artist facilitating this fun activity.

DETAILS: You will recieve an At Home Paint Kit and a Livestream link to participiate in a 2 hour Virtual Paint and Sip! All materials included! So put on your favorite Missy Album and lets get creative!

Kit includes:
• 12x16 Canvass with a pre sketched Image like the one above!
• 6 Acrylic Colors
• 2 Paint Brushes
• 1 Plastic Apron
• 1 Pallete



Missy Elliott


ARTIFACTS from Hip Hop's first female emcee, the legendary Sha Rock.

  • Sha Rock Award
  • Sha Rock Photos
  • Sha Rock Outfit
  • Posters
  • Oral Histories
  • Statement of Royalties from Hargreen Music Inc. to Sharon Green i.e Sha Rock
  • Screen Actors Guild Daily Contract between Sharon Green i.e Sha Rock
  • BMI Clearance Form for Sha Rock's role in Beat Street, May 30, 1984