2009 Grand Rapids Hip Hop Appreciation Week Calendar
May 17th ’09
GOSPEL HIPHOP EXTRVAGANZA
The Grand Rapids HipHop Coalition will collaborate with Pastor Jermone Glenn and Revolution Christian Ministries To bring one of the worlds foremost minds on HipHop Philosophy and Sprituality to West Michigan Minister Server Tavares of HipHop Ministries.org.
Venue: Revolution Christian Ministries
May 18th ’09
The GRHHC in conjunction with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Presents Ladies First, a monthly workshop for young ladies ages 8-18, each event has a spotlight moment.Over the course of the summer young ladies will come and learn etiquette proper fashion sense, self awareness and How to deal with negative media images amongst other things. The spotlight moment of this 1st event is young ladies will have the opportunity to get pedicure’s and nails’ polished.
Venue: Salon Lark, Downtown, Grand Rapids
64 Ionia Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 – (616) 855-4855
May 19th ’09
OVER THE STREETS
The GRHHC in conjunction with LifeQuest Ministries VOTS(A HipHop Fathers Night Out) This event like the previous one is a monthly workshop for young men ages 8-18, However we have chosen to focus this one on Father/ Child relationships and building this bond. Over the course of the summer young men will come and learn etiquette proper fashion sense, self awareness and How to deal with negative media images amongst other things. The spotlight moment of this 1st event is young men bonding with their fathers as teammates as they go against other father Child teams in a marathon/triathlon of Miniature Golf,Speedway race cars and WII Tennis.
Venue: Craig’s Cruiser’s
May 20th ’09
CHOOZE YOUR WEAPON
Pt.1″Return Of The BoomBap”
Live Beat Battle Hosted by The World Famous “BEATMINERZ”
West Michigan’s Hottest Beat Makers Go Head 2 Head in a 3 round Critical Beatdown.1st and 2nd round winners receive placement on the up coming album “FROM GUNRULE TO BUCKTOWN”
Produced by “THE BEATMINERZ” and YOU!!!”
On The Wheels Of Steel The One And Only BEATMINERZ!!!
MR. Walt and DJ Evil Dee
Battle finalist chosen by The BEATMINERZ!!! MR. Walt and Evil Dee
$20 Entry Fee
$10 General Admission
Venue: The Intersection Lounge
Tickets available through Ticketmaster.com
More Info @ GrandRapidsHipHop.Com
May 21st ’09
REMEMBER, RESPECT, REVOLUTIONIZE Panel Discussion
BRIDGEING THE GAP-Old School/New School Jam Session
Thisevent is a celebration of Grand Rapids Urban Music History. We have assembled an all star cast made up of the past 40 years of West Michigan’s Urban Music Scene.
Our mission is to “BRIDGE THE GAP” Share some knowledge, Some Wisdom, Some Good Time Stories, Get To Know One Another, The New School extending, an olive branch to the Old School, That should end in a Once in a lifetime jam session of epic proportion’s!
Venue: River City Slims
May 22nd, ’09
THE 3rd ANNUAL GRAND RAPIDS HIPHOP AWARDS
The GRHHA Celebrates the Best Of The Best In West Michigan’s Urban Arts And Entertainment Come Prepared To Witness Some High Powered Performances And To Have A Very Good Time Doing So. The Grand Rapids HipHop Coalition Looks Forward To Many More Years Of Successful Events And We Welcome You To Join Us On A Life Long Commitment To Make Grand Rapids HipHop.. A Universal Household Word.
It’s A Celebration!!!!!!!!.
Time: 7:00pm Doors
Venue: The Wealthy Theater
Tickets: $10 Advance
Wealthy Theater Box Office
Wealthy Theater Online
May 23rd, ’09
A HipHop Family Fun Day In The Park! Live
Music, Food, Games, GoodTimes!!
What More Can I Say?
Place:Martin Luther King Park
More info @ GrandRapidsHipHop.Com