will present A Community Forum and MC Battle this Friday March 8th at House
of Justice in New York City. The Community Forum will feature speakers Rosa
Clemente, Asha Bandele (Editor At Large for Essence Magazine), Ras Baraka, Toni
Blackman and Kevin Powell.
The event is a outlet for the healthy exchange
of social and political ideas related to the hiphop nation and beyond, and led
by activists/voices from the hiphop community. This particular program is entitled
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN and the speakers will speak on the state of women in hiphop
and women’s empowerment.
The hip-hop battle will take place after the
Community Forum, and will be hosted by Poison Pen, with music by Droopist Da
Riddlah. The first 32 MC’s to sign up at 6:00 PM are eligible to participate
in the battle. The battle is about content, flow and Mic Skills. According to
the organizers, unnecessary cursing, blatant disrespect towards women and the
excessive use of the N word could lead to disqualification. In short, bring
your skills to the battle.
There will be free give aways including CD’s,
magazines and T-shirts.
Information tables are available for community-based
organizations, non-profits, and hiphop-related businesses. Please email or call
if you are interested in setting up a table. All tables are on a first come
first serve basis.
If you need more information you can contact:
HipHopSpeaks2001@aol.com or by calling 212-539-6500
House of Justice is located at 1941 Madison Avenue
New York City (Harlem U.S.A.) between 124th Street & 125th Street
Take #2 or #3 train to 125th Street and walk East
Take #4, 5, or 6 train to 125th Street and walk West
If driving, take either the West Side Highway or the FDR Highway to 125th Street
Doors open at 6:30PM
Admission is FREE