If you're just visiting you might notice that "Feb 27" is in the page title of this blog, so the event came yesterday and it was great. I've been hearing positive things about it today at school and I'm glad it turned out good. We had great performers coming, plus I got to bust a rap, and the turnout ended up being just right for the size of the room we were in. We didn't end up finding a stage but it worked out because the dance and step team had a lot of room. Sound and lights were good and the overall feel of the event was fresh, like when it's 100 degrees outside and you jump into cold water, But the main point is that we made a difference.
So first it was DJ Jesus's dj routine, me (Survei), and the RHS Step Team (who made a step special for the event), then Notion rapped, enunciating the heart out of the words as he does and one of the songs was rapped to a famous beat/instrumental ballad. Members of the Quadian dance team pretended to be his quartet, singing with the beat, which was hilarious. Then the dance team performed and they were amazing, then Braille and Theory Hazit came on (it was a great lineup).My friend DJ Jesus was running music for Braille and Theory Hazit, so it was cool how the performers intermingled. At the end of "Hip Hop for Hunger", Braille talked about hunger and noted that the word "Hip Hop" was falling off a sign that said "A Hip Hop concert for Hunger in Africa," he made the point that this event wasn't so much for Hip Hop as it was for hunger.
Looking back, the event was the right mix of edginess, art, and fun and I think that the music left a good taste in the attenders' mouth. While this event is over, it's sort of a beginning for me. My next goal is getting 4 instrumentals so that I can do a whole set of songs. While this was just one event, it might lead to other people doing events too; I mean, this concert was inspired by previous concerts at Rogers such as the "Tree Hit Me In The Face Tour". All that's left is some paperwork, and the school will be mailing the check to WorldVision.
Thanks for visiting! I made this website as a way to promote a single Hip Hop event at my school, and this benefit concert is happening on February 27th at Rogers High School in Puyallup, WA at 7pm. I'm hoping to make a difference with this event, and I'm hoping that a lot of people in my area will be able to come, but if you're not going to be able to, there's a link in the upper right corner of this blog if you want to donate directly to a charity.
For more information about the event: Event Details
Blogs of Note is a listing that is very hard to get on and I'm so excited that I got on there! I never thought that this would happen. I guess I should say "hi" to all the people visiting this page. This Hip Hop Hunger blog is really just an example of me using the Blogger system to create a webpage though I did spend quite a bit of time on it!
For those who'd like to read my actual "bloggy blog", here's a link for ya!
I'm a 17-year-old 12th-grader in high school who is currently pursuing a career in rapping. About a month ago I performed a written rap on stage for the first time and I was hooked! Well now I'm going to be performing at this Hip Hop Hunger event and I'm stepping it up to two songs! Well it's a start but I'm going to be blogging about my story so if you're interested in my pursuit of doing clean and inspiring Hip Hop, and my unique "hand-drawn" graphic design, here's the blog for that: read more at Survei Hip Hop
Thanks so much for visiting!
Hip Hop Hunger
A refreshing, high-energy evening featuring positive and high-quality Hip Hop artists coming together to raise money to combat hunger in Africa! Everyone is welcome. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of others while having a great time!
Featuring: Braille, Notion, Theory Hazit, the RHS Step Team, Quadian Dance Team and more!
7pm - February 27, 2008
$4 per person (all goes to combat hunger)
Rogers High School
12801 86th Ave E
directions and map