Hip hop enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend the first Hip Hop event within the courtyard of the Central Library and the first live Hip Hop Jeopardy game in Boston. Courtney Boston hosts, with music by DJ Drew and performances by Red Shaydez, Mark Merren, First Lady Sarita, Sandro Castro, BYTC, & The Hangaz. This is a free community event providing all a platform to build their network, experience the art of an emcee, and show that Boston is overflowing with the love of the art.
This event is part of a series of programs presented in partnership through Boston Public Library and UMASS Boston's Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive. This event is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.#NEHCommonHeritage
The Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive is a collective of creatives, hip hop enthusiasts, innovators, and community and state organizations united by a common passion and purpose to provide resources and opportunities to Boston's urban arts community. The Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive includes a collection of almost 300 demo tapes featuring the biggest artists from Boston's early hip-hop scene, which were digitized thanks to the support of the Boston Public Library. University Archives and Special Collections in the Healey Library at UMass Boston is currently working to expand the Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive and welcomes donations of archival materials from musicians, DJs, breakdancers, graffiti artists, producers, promoters, and fans that will help document the rich heritage and legacy of hip-hop culture in Boston and Massachusetts.