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Hip-Hop at the Hi-Fi

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Since its birth decades ago, hip-hop has been much more than a genre of music. From emceeing to graffiti to breakdancing, the multifaceted art form has always consisted of several uniquely genuine elements of expression.

In a 2010 interview with The Huffington Post, legendary Bronx-born deejay Afrika Bambaataa explained, "A lot of times, when people say hip-hop, they don't know what they're talking about. They just think of the rappers. When you talk about hip-hop, you're talking about the whole culture and movement. You have to take the whole culture for what it is."

The poster for tomorrow's performance was designed by Dan Cents of the FAB Crew. They will be live painting at this next Elements Hip Hop Showcase.  - DAN THOMPSON
  • Dan Thompson
  • The poster for tomorrow's performance was designed by Dan Cents of the FAB Crew. They will be live painting at this next Elements Hip Hop Showcase.

Tomorrow evening (Thursday) at The Hi-Fi, the spirit of this extraordinary creative revolution and its culture will be celebrated. Featuring local emcees backed up by the band DAM! (Devon Ashley, Mike Graves, Reggie Bishop and Tim Fuller), this month's Elements Hip Hop Showcase includes appearances from Rusty Redenbacher and P. G., with live painting from FAB Crew as well.

"We're just old school hip-hop heads, and we wanted to curate a night for that crowd because it is what we love to listen to," says Spencer Hooks, general manager of The Hi-Fi.

For more info on the monthly event's third installment, visit The Hi-Fi's website.

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