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Hip-Hop History Month Kicks Off

Today (November

1st) marks the start of Hip-Hop History month. The Universal Zulu Nation will

pay tribute to the pioneers of the genre during the weekend of November 7th-9th

in New York City.

KRS-1′s Temple

of Hip-Hop will also pay homage tomorrow, by presenting the 1st Annual Temple

of Hip-Hop Showcase in Atlanta.

In that event,

rappers will compete for the chance to open up for The Blastmaster.

"Hip-hop was

created be about peace, love, unity and having fun in order to help people to

get away from the negativity that was plaguing our streets," Afrika Bambaataa

said. "Even though this negativity still exists, as the culture progresses,

we play a big role in conflict resolution and encouraging positivity."

KRS-1, M.C. Shan,

Keith Murray, Roxanne Shante, Dana Dane, Joe Ski Love, Newcleus, Kurtis Blow

and others will perform at the Zulu event.

In October or 2002,

Senator Pedro Espada Jr. of the 32nd Senate District, in the State of New York,

recognized November as the official Hip-Hop History month.

This years Zulu

celebration is dedicated to Hunter College student Matthew Hall, a Zulu who

was gunned down in Harlem in October.

The Temple of Hip-Hop’s

showcase takes place at The Somber Reptile in Atlanta and kicks off at 7 P.M.

Below is a full

listing of the Zulu Nation events scheduled for November 7th-9th:

TRIBUTE TO:

THE FATHERS OF FUNK

JAMES BROWN

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE

GEORGE CLINTON &

PARLIAMENT – FUNKADELIC

THE GREAT TRINITY OF

HIP HOP CULTURE

AFRIKA BAMBAATAA

KOOL DJ HERC

GRANDMASTER FLASH

&

ALL THE PIONEERS

OF HIP HOP

THE NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE

2031 5TH AVE.

(BET.125T & 126TH)

9PM-UNTIL?

FRI. NOV. 7, 2003

IN THE TEMPLE ROOM

FEATURING

NICE & SMOOTH

KURTIS BLOW

FONDA RAE

JOESKI LOVE

DANA DANE

STRAFE

NEWCLEUS

KING JUST

IN THE THEATER ROOM

HIP HOP SHOW CASE

FEATURING

BAZAARROYL

LOOSE CANNON

MUSIK G & THE UNDERGROUND ARMY

MS. MERCILESS

SUPER NOVA

DYNAMAX

SNAGAPUS

JOJO BEAT

MAD CIRCUS

BLURRED INSIGHT

SAT. NOV 8,2003

IN THE TEMPLE ROOM

KRS ONE

M.C. SHAN

TKA & K7

KEITH MURRAY

ROXANNE SHANTE

WANDA DEE

KING SUN

CRASH CREW

T.C.IZLAM

SUN. NOV. 9TH

THE BRONX MUSEUM

1040 GRAND CONCOURSE

3PM-9PM

THE MEETING OF THE MINDS

FEATURING

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

(DR. PHIL VALENTINE)

ZULU KING CASHUS D

MARTHA DIAZ

NAKIM BEY

DXT

BOOKER T. COLEMAN

HAKIM BEY

ERNIE PANICCIOLI

AT NIGHT

S.O.B.S

204 VARICK STREET @ HOUSTON

KRS ONE

THE JUNGLE BROTHERS

DJ"S FOR THE ANNIVERSARY

EASY LG, KOOL DJ RED ALERT, DJ KMT, TONY TONE, DJ BARON

DJ DXT,

COOL CLYDE & LIGHTNIN LANCE

GRAND WIZARD THEODORE

LIL THEODORE, DJ CHANCE

HOSTS:

IKEY C, PROFESSOR X,

GRAND MASTER CAZ

MARIA DAVIS (MAD PRODUCTION)

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