OneBeLo, Blueprint, Tha Jacka and Invincible Announced as Headlining Artists for 6th Annual Hip Hop Congress Conference. Bakari Kitwana also announced as special guest.
[USPRwire, Wed Jun 27 2007] The 6th Annual Hip Hop Congress Conference is in full effect. The conference, located in Athens, Ohio at Ohio University, July 4th ??" 8th, has announced that the headlining artists will be OneBeLo, Blueprint, Bay Area hip hop rapper Tha Jacka and Invincible. These artists all have long standing relationships with Hip Hop Congress and organizers are grateful to book these acts for the final artist showcase Saturday night.
Each afternoon and night will feature performances showcasing independent acts that reflect the diversity of music and spoken word poetry emerging from this country. These acts include Shamako Noble, Mykill Miers, DLabrie, The Chicago Community Collective, DJ Roosevelt Treasure Chest, Searius Add, Prolyphek of The Netwerx, Versiz, San Jose State Chapter, Kamikaze, Suave Gotti, Ghetto Priest, Ben Flowz, Superemcee from 8 mile Seattle Urban Debate Sqaud, DJ Alf Alpha, Quanstar, DJ Metronome (Indianapolis), Big Murph, Rahman Jamaal of the film the Beat, Julie C, Twilight Sentinels, and Kosher Dillz. The conference will also be hosting a Hip Hop History Exhibit sponsored by Black History 101 Mobile Museum.
The Hip Hop Congress is a non-Profit organization that was started as an arts and culture collective, that has evolved of the course of the years into a cultural organizing model that includes campus organizing through students and faculty, cultural organizing and networking through artists, activists and journalists, and the development of a national and international service infrastructure.
Earlier this month Hip Hop Congress announced that Martha Diaz from Hip Hop Association will be the keynote speaker.
With over 50 chapters across the country-both community and campus-at various stages of development, Hip Hop Congress aims to balance the critical importance of supporting the growth and collectivity of these chapters, while emphasizing the relevance of various partnerships through out the US. The goal of this year's national conference will be to continue refining a national service infrastructure alongside a variety of other national organizations, student groups, artists and partners. In addition, Hip Hop Congress will explore important organizational and cultural concepts and the critical issue of sustainability.
Workshops are scheduled to include intensive sessions on the initial four elements of Hip-Hop, interactive discussions on, Hip-Hop and Education, Women in Hip-Hop, Event Planning, the Recording Industry, Audio Production, Youth Violence and more.
Previous performers that have participated in Hip Hop Congress events include Ghostface, Silent Lambs Project, Brother Ali, Zion I, Percee P, Living Legends, Jurassic 5, DJ Crucial, Common Market, and All Natural.
Current Sponsors include: Thuglifearmy.com, Midwest Regional Unite Here, PPERC, BIOHH (Blame It On Hip Hop), RockRap Confidential, Silicon Valley De-Bug, Soundslam.com, The Chicago Community Chapter of Hip Hop Congress, The Hip Hop Association, the Ohio University Chapter of Hip Hop Congress, The Ruckus Society, Silicon Valley De-Bug, Health Care for All Ohioans, The Council of Venues, DaveyD.com, Ohio Students for Health Care Reform, The Seattle Urban Debate League, Mississippi Artists and Producers Coalition, The Hip Hop Chess Federation, Community Against Hate, and many others. The Hip Hop Congress 6th Annual Conference has also received support and endorsement from such groups as the N.H.H.P.C., local chapters of the Zulu Nation, and artists and organizations at local and regional levels all around the country.
Registration for the entire conference is $30 and for all daytime conference events and includes a T-shirt. You can register on www.hiphopcongress.com or e-mail email@example.com for advance signup. The best airport to fly into is Columbus, and shuttle service will be provided to and from that location.