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.
Sunday, November 17, 2019
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
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.
MoPOP Staff Picks
The Best Hip-Hop Features
The Women of Hip-Hop
That Conscious Hip-Hop
MoPOP Jukebox: 2pac (Explicit)