As summer approaches and the beats keep rolling in Students for Hip Hop invites you to embark on a vibrational journey as we showcase the best in hip hop culture at our 17th annual Hip Hop in the Park on May 4th.
This years line up is one of the most diverse to date. Headlining this event will be “Detroit’s best kept secret,” Elzhi, a former member of Slum Village. This rapper worked with the legendary J Dilla so you know he won’t disappoint. Female MC extraordinary Aisha Fukushima will be bringing her Raptavism rhetoric to the table in an intelligent yet body bouncing fashion. Ensemble Mik Nawooj is the epitome of high-end orchestrated hip-hop merging classical, jazz, and hip hop music to deliver a one-of a kind performance unseen at many shows. Hoodini, Rico Pabon, and Nu Dekades will be bringing cultural diversity to the line-up and will further the goal of this event in terms of bridging the gap between all communities. G-Jones, a young producer who hails from Santa Cruz will keep listeners intrigued through his one of a kind instrumental/experimental/trap beats. Tying everything together will be our humble host, Gigio, and to open the event Ryse Youth Center will represent the Bay Area with some youthful swag.
As always our yearly hip-hop festival will take place in People’s Park and will bring the UC Berkeley and the entire Bay area Hip-hop community together to enjoy live music, graffiti art, dancing, and djing.
Here are an article and a video about our event last year:
It’s gunna be off the hook and the best part about it is its FREE!
Day: May 4th
Time: noon to 5
Place: People’s Park, between Dwight and Haste off of Telegraph Ave
Lineup: Our headliner this year is Elzhi!
Ensemble Mik Nawooj
Ryse Youth Center ft Rico Pabon
and is hosted by Gigio.
Koo C of Zulu Nation will be DJing the main stage.
We also have a dance cypher with DJ O Aces. Any dancer is welcome to join in the cypher.
And as always, we have our live graffiti art set up all day on the grass.
Berkeley Student Cooperative: bsc.coop.
Residence Hall Association
Student Opportunity Fund
Ethnic Studies 5th Account
SF Chapter Zulu Nation
Multicultural Community Fund
After a couple months of contacting, negotiating and organizing, we are happy to announce the lineup for the 16th annual Hip Hop in the Park! This year’s show will be headlined by Los Angeles rapper Dumbfoundead and Bay Area wordsmith Gift of Gab of the duo Blackalicious. Going down Saturday May 5th noon – 5 pm for free in People’s Park in Berkeley, CA.
For more info and updates, make sure to RSVP to our Facebook event!