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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.

EVENT SCHEDULE

POP+ Hip Hop Presents: The Artifacts  10:00am–5:00pm  Roots & Branches (Museum Admission Required)

Artifacts on display from hip hop greats, Busy Bee, Grandmaster Flash, Sha Rock, and The Notorious B.I.G.

POP+ Hip Hop Presents: The Art Gallery  10:00am–5:00pm  Sky Church (Free to Public)

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 (Free to Public)

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. 

EVENT DETAILS

Event date  Sunday, November 17, 2019
Event time  10:00am-5:00pm 
Event location  MoPOP
Event location  All ages

SKY CHURCH FREE TO PUBLIC


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.

BREAKIN' FILM IS FREE WITH RSVP AND VALID MUSEUM ADMISSION

RSVP FOR BREAKIN'


POP+ Hip Hop Presents: The Mic Check

12:00pm–12:30pm Sky Church (Free to Public)

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 (Free to Public)

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 Banana Freeze (Massive Monkees), JNL (SoulBreakerzKrew) as they and other amazing artists spar on the dance floor and showcase their moves.

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