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Rapathon 6 & Audition Date Info!

The Stop Gun Violence Rapathon Auditions/Rehearsals

On April 6th The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem will host a Rapathon at the Kennedy Center located at 34 W. 134th St. starting at 10am.
This event will showcase talented Emcees helping to change the culture of gun violence through “Positive Bars”!

The Rapathon is open to anyone with a love for Hip Hop and the ability to rhyme for 90 seconds straight without cursing. If you think you got what it takes, come be part of this positive community event.

Auditions/Rehearsals will be held at the Kennedy Center/ Harlem Mothers Save office on;

Sunday March 17th 2:30 – 5:30 PM (@Harlem Mothers Save office 2471 Frederick Douglas Blvd & 133rd St. )

Tuesday March 19th 6:30 – 9:00 PM (@Kennedy Center 34 W. 134th. St.)

Thursday March 21st 6:30 – 9:00 PM(@Kennedy Center 34 W. 134th. St.)

Sunday March 24th 2:30 – 5:30 PM (@Harlem Mothers Save office 2471 Frederick Douglas Blvd & 133rd St.)

Tuesday March 26th 6:30 – 9:00 PM(@Kennedy Center 34 W. 134th. St.)

Thursday March 28th 6:30 – 9:00 PM(@Kennedy Center 34 W. 134th. St.)

For more info and to contribute, check out:

Art, Rhyme & Wine 3

H2C2 partners with, Simone Green, Barbara Askins and Lenox Wines to present “Art, Wine, & Wine 3”

New York, NY—The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem (currently known as H2C2) the artist Barbara Askins and local Harlem business LenoxWines have come together to produce the Centers signature event “Art, Rhyme & Wine 3”. This unique event will feature art exhibitions, spoken word, live music & performances, wine tasting, and networking.

Iconic West Coast Hip Hop Photographer Simone Green graces “Art, Wine & Wine 3”

From being the photographer for Soul Train, to capturing Ali, Luther, and Stevie Wonder, to shooting Whodini, Nikki D and Kool Moe D, she has excelled. And as the photographer for Deathrow Records her work with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac has allowed her work to be shown at The Whitley Museum of America Art. Simone is a welcome addition. She will feature rare, never before pictures of the legendary rap group RUN DMC!

Come see some of the amazing artwork that Barbara Askins has created. Select pieces are currently on display in The Lobby of The Aloft Hotel.

You can dance to the beautiful sounds of the records being spun by our Musical Director, DJ Mike Doelo. Talented poets and dope emcees will be in the house to add lyrics to the occasion. Of course we will have a series of surprise guests, you never know who will show up at The Center, and if that isn’t enough, you can enjoy a Wine Tasting that will be conducted by Lenox Wines.

There is enough activity for everyone so be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, June 16th, 2011, from 6:00pm – 10pm. You must be 21+ to mingle and the entry fee is $10.00 with a business card and $20.00 without. If you have any questions feel free to contact   212-234-7171 or

H2C2 is a facility that conducts Hip Hop centric education youth programs, sneaker battles, art exhibitions, and corporate special events. We are located at 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 2nd Floor of the Magic Johnson Theater in the heart of Harlem, along  the 125th Street shopping district.

Fabulous Fashions Weekend’s Inaugural Show

You’re Invited to attend…

Fabulous Fashions Weekend’s Inaugural Show
at the Hip Hop Culture Center

Magic Johnson Theatre
April 15th, 2011

Come out and Support Us.

Please RSVP at

Confirmed Designers

  • Willie Hall
  • Uzuri International from Jamaica
  • Steven Daniels
  • Bill Witherspoon
  • Ray Brown
  • John Leon
  • Brittany Deshielts
  • Whitnie Dicker
  • Shalanda Sutton
  • Evelyn Riveria (handbag)

Special performance by Miss Sherry Lewis, a native of Trinidad who has caused quite a sensation in the night club circuits of Buenos Aries Argentina, Sevona Italy, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Zurich Switzerland and Copenhagen Denmark.

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.

I hope that you will come out and support us.

Please RSVP at

The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem announces Rapathon 5!The Rapathon is back celebrating it’s fifth anniversery! Five years long, five years strong this will be the best one yet. We’re currently looking for the Best of the Best Emcees’ to participate in this years event. So if you think you’re Rap-A-Thon material, auditions will be held on the following dates:

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

If you can spit fire for 90 seconds straight without cursing, you just might have what it takes! So if your a new Emcee or a true Emcee, maybe you can come out and make history as part of Rap-A-Thon 5. We’ll see you at the Center:

2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
(at the Magic Johnson Theater)
New York, NY 10027
(212) 234-7171

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Sponsored by Target. Additional funding provided by Aetna.

Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem at The Apollo’s Open House WeekendThis Black History Month weekend at the Apollo grants patrons a free visit to the landmark venue and includes:

• A performance by Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem’ Atlas’ on the Apollo Theater’s Main stage
• Your chance to step on the Apollo’s stage;
• Film screenings;
• Health tests;
• Interactive family activities;

Dates: Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6, 2011
Time:  Noon-4pm.

Location: The Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., NYC.
Atlas' (Amateur Night at the Apollo Winner)

Celebrate the Apollo Experience-Noon-3PM

Experience performances by the Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem’s Atlas’, the Harlem Opera Theater, a winner from Amateur Night at the Apollo, Harlem School for the Arts, NYCHA Community Programs, and Urban Word NYC.  Hosted by Billy Mitchell.  Music by DJ King James.

Dancing Through Time at the Apollo Family Workshop- 2PM-4PM*
Lindy Hop and Twist your way back in time as dancer and choreographer Mickey Davidson teaches children ages 5 and over about various dances styles that have been popular at the Apollo.


A Day of Comedy, Music and Dance -Noon-3pm
Witness performances from an Amateur Night at the Apollo contestant, BMCC Tribeca PAC, Harlem Arts Alliance, and MTA Music Under New York, and “shake your thang” as the Dance Theatre of Harlem presents the Aetna Healthy Dancers/Healthy Families Initiative.  Music by DJ King James.

Shake Your Rattle & Roll Family Workshop 2pm-4pm*
Create and decorate handmade rattles with musician Kevin Nathaniel and visual artist Miah Leslie.  (For children ages 5 and over and their families.)

Health information on both days from Aetna, Harlem YMCA,  Healthy Eating and Living, and Harlem Hospital Center.

*For the family workshops: children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Space is limited. Pre-registrations strongly suggested via

Art, Rhyme, and Wine Part 2 – 12/16/10


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The Turnstyle Warrior – 11/13/10