Hip Hop Summit Bustin’ Its Way To Highline College 2/26-27

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The 5th Annual Hip-Hop Summit is returning to Highline Community College on Thursday Feb. 26th and Friday, Feb. 27th, and it should be an all gravy, all raw, bustin’ time (in other words…it’ll be all good).

Here are the details:

Some believe that hip-hop is dead.

According to Northwest based hip-hop group, Blue Scholars, “it’s not, it’s just malnourished and underfed.” True story. Hip-hop music and culture is continuously thriving and evolving. Since its inception, each day has been a stepping stone for this multifaceted channel of expression.

On February 26 and 27, 2009, Highline Community College presents “The Hip-Hop Summit.” A two day long event showcasing a culture defined by creativity, diversity, knowledge and evolution.

Help us gain strength in our movement and spread the word. Hip-hop don’t stop!

WHAT: Hip Hop Summit, to be held over two days:



  • 9:00am-9:50am: The History & Evolution of Hip-Hop with King Khazm (founder of Zulu Nation-Seattle Chapter, Hip Hop emcee & activist) in Mt. Constance Room
  • 10:00am-11:30am: Keynote: Hip Hop Politics with Dr. Tricia Rose of Brown University in Mt. Constance Room
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm: Panel Discussion: Misconceptions of Hip-Hop in Mt. Constance Room

FRIDAY, FEB. 27th:

  • 10:00am-10:50am: Art Showcase in Mt. Constance Room
  • 11:00am-12:00pm: ICC – Poetry Lounge and Open Mic in Mt. Constance Room
  • 7pm: Doors Open at Mt. Townsend Room Stage: 2 v. 2 Break Battle, With Performances by:
    • So HyDef
    • Nam
    • Khingz
    • Gabriel Teodros
    • The Parker Brothers
    • Common Market

WHERE: Highline Community College Student Union (Building 8), located at 2400 S. 240th St, Des Moines, WA 98198 (map below)

COST: Highline Students $5, General Admission $10

INFO: Highline Community College Events Calendar or on MySpace

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One Response to “Hip Hop Summit Bustin’ Its Way To Highline College 2/26-27”
  1. Meilee Anderson says:

    What? That's something you don't see every day. Thanks for posting. Cool for Highline to host this.

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