Archive for May, 2011


Rapathon 5 is being held at the Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem, starting Sat, May 21 at 3pm and ending Sun, May 22 at 7pm. Ralph McDaniels is one of the five exclusive Videographers of record for the event for 28 hours. No other media outlets will be allowed to film. Still photography is allowed. If you are interested in receiving a pass/permit to film the Rapathon you must contact The Hip Hop Culture Center at 212-234-7171 by May 19th. No film/video shooting will be allowed without a pass/permit. Vendors interested in tabling/booth opportunities should inquire. If you wish to view the Rapathon log on to for continuous 28 hour coverage.

Zulu Nation Joins Rapathon 5

News Flash:

Zulu Nation Joins Rapathon 5. There are not many organizations that have been around since the beginning of Hip Hop and epitomize every element of the culture. That’s Why The Hip Hop Culture Center is proud to announce that the Zulu Nation will be sending an eight man squad of MC’s to create the First Zulu Nation team at Rapathon 5.

The Captain of the squad will be Lord Yoda X. They will hit the stage on May 21st from 11pm – Midnight. All funds raised during this time will be donated to The Zulu Nation Building Fund. If you are interested in participating in this years Rapathon auditions will be held at the following time’s At The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem. The Center is located at 2309 Eighth Avenue, 125th St., 2nd floor of the Magic Johnson Theatre complex, see below for dates. To find out more about Rapathon 5 click here and support True School Radio on every Tuesday from 8pm-midnight.

May 3rd 6:30-8;30PM
May 10th 6:30-8:30PM
May 12th 6:30-8;30PM
May 14th 2:00-4:00PM
May 17th 6:30-8:30PM
May 19th 6:30-8:30PM

Fabulous Fashions Weekend Event Photos

On April 15, The Hip Hop Culture Center In Harlem hosted the Fabulous Fashions Weekend fashion show. Check out the photos here:

FabulousFashions Weekend company was created to give young, talented, up and coming designers the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of showcasing their work. Our mission is to provide an affordable venue where young designers will have access to the fashion elite, buyers and media. Like most art forms, fashion needs to be nurtured and celebrated, and assisting young talent is paramount to ensuring that fashion remains creative and cutting edge. Fabulous Fashions Weekend will be staged twice per year, in the Spring and in the Fall.

Paris Delegation Visits H2C2

The Hip Hop Culture Center recently hosted a delegation from Paris. The group visited the center to learn more about Hip Hop Culture. The group consisted of the Deputy-Mayor of Urban Affairs, Vice-Mayor of Cultural Affairs and the Project Manager from the Agency for Museums of Paris.

Check it the photos here: