2nd Annual Hip Hop and Civil Rights Celebration, Sept. 15

By Nicholas Ibarra | OBSERVER Staff Writer

On Friday, Sept. 15, from 6-9 p.m. the Guild Theater will host the 2nd Annual Hip Hop and Civil Rights Celebration to honor 50 years Hip Hop culture and music. The event is organized by Organized Voices, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) NorCal, and All Of Us Or None.

Oakland comedian Tristan Funny will moderate the event, which will honor regional DJs for their contribution to the civil rights movement through their artistry. The event will feature a tribute DJ-scratching-showcase by DJ Fooders and DJ Visual Kodak of Twelves Wax and DJ Saurus of 45 Sessions. Along with the tribute, there will be performances from Meir Rich—a 16-year old youth rapper, female performer Raiin and Sacramento based hip hop rappers Mahtie Bush and Tip Vicious. There will also be discussions about the importance of civil rights in the core of hip hop as a movement. 

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