Creekmur and “Grouchy” Greg Watkins, co-CEO’s of AllHipHop.com
formally announces its First Annual AllHipHop Week, which will include voter
registration, Breeding Ground Live, The Social Lounge, the 2nd Annual BBQ and
others special events.
Jigsaw and Grouchy said
the week wasn’t even supposed to be.
“We never intended
to have a week, but we happened to have all these great events lined up and
so we just decided to package it together,” said Jigsaw of the week’s
affairs. “I think this is going to be a memorable week that people are
going to want to enjoy yearly.”
The week offers a number
of highlights with the brightest spots being the quarterly AllHipHop Social
Lounge, The Breeding Ground Live at SOB’s and the 2nd Annual AHH BBQ.
On Tuesday, August 24th
at 6pm – ALLHIPHOP’S SOCIAL LOUNGE returns to SOB’s nightclub in New York City
at 204 Varick Street at West Houston Street. The Social Lounge is hosted by
Erick Parker (Vibe Magazine) and Amanda Diva of MTV 2.
Furthermore, the FREE program
features an esteemed panel that will discuss a number of pressing topics that
face the Hip-Hop community. With DJ Lazy K spinning, panelist include Def Jam
rapper Joe Budden, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, CEO of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network,
M-1 from dead prez and Ms. Info, a personality from Hot 97’s famed morning
show. The Social Lounge will be capped off by a performance by Freeway and Ice
Grouchy Greg says, “This
is by far one of the best and diverse group of individuals that we’ve
pulled together. We really expect to home in on the dilemmas that we face daily,
but also offer realistic solutions that people can take with them.” This
is the second such community gathering at SOB’s.
The day after the Social
Lounge, SOB’s will also host the first BREEDING GROUND LIVE, where AllHipHop’s
greatest unsigned artists get on stage to display what was once limited to the
internet. The Breeding Ground is the online entity where AllHipHop allows talented
lyricists to spit fire for the millions that visit the site.
AllHipHop President Steve Julien, who oversees the Breeding Ground says, “We
have Stimuli from Brooklyn, Blyss from D.C., Mims from Washington Heights NYC,
Uno Dos and others coming to tear it down. On top of that, rap vet Lord Finese
is the host so we have it all locked down.”
On Friday, August 27th at 6 PM at The Star Club on 246 Columbus St., AllHipHop continues its week with a Hip-Hop Film Screening. By partnering up with H2O [Hip-Hop Odyssey] International Film Festival, AllHipHop plans to show a films with a Hip-Hop perspective.
The primary film screened will be the hugely popular documentray Hip Hop Immortals We Got Your Kids. There will also be an EXCLUSIVE screening of AllHipHop’s trailer for our upcoming Documentary, Allhiphop Presents: Live at SOBs.
On Saturday Aug. 28, the
week ends with the Annual BBQ in Flushing Meadows Corona Park where peaceful
hip-hoppers can convene to network, chill, eat and meet other like-minded individuals.
With AHH DJ Aqua Boogie
spinning, it doesn’t cost anything to attend, revelers get free giveaways and
can expect an assortment of surprises. ALL AGES WELCOME.
In addition, we have representatives
from Art, Rhymes & Life, AIDS/HIV awareness group, who will educate and
promote awareness. They will have two small tents with information. Finally,
the BBQ will host a car show that will have the hottest vehicles in New York!
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Below is the full listing
for ALLHIPHOP WEEK 2004:
MONDAY AUGUST 23
Mafia Rap Contest
TUESDAY AUGUST 24
AllHipHop.com Presents The
"UP IN HARLEM SOUNDTRACK RELEASE PARTY”
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25
Breeding Ground Showcase
Hosted by Lord Finesse
THURSDAY AUGUST 26
Online Fall Fashion Spread
Starring The Roc’s Dame Dash, Gloria Velez, Joe Budden & D-Block’s
FRIDAY AUGUST 27
Hip-Hop Film Festival At The Star Club, 2116 Columbus St. 6 PM.
SATURDAY AUGUST 28
BBQ at Flushing Meadows Corona Park