…a hiphop conference…
(presented by the Texas Media Empowerment Project & the Peace Initiative)
Coming to San Antonio, TX, on Fri. 11/16/07 & Sat. 11/17/07
A fresh weekend feat. a 4 elements live show, a film screening, a discussion panel & a fresh closing concert!
The Film: HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes:
Filmmaker Byron Hurt, a life-long hip-hop fan, was watching rap music videos on BET when he realized that each video was nearly identical. Guys in fancy cars threw money at the camera while scantily clad women danced in the background. As he discovered how stereotypical rap videos had become, Hurt, a former college quarterback turned activist, decided to make a film about the gender politics of hip-hop, the music and the culture that he grew up with. "The more I grew and the more I learned about sexism and violence and homophobia, the more those lyrics became unacceptable to me," he says. "And I began to become more conflicted about the music that I loved." The result is HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, a riveting documentary that tackles issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in today's hip-hop culture.
Click here to view the "HipHop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes" trailer
Friday, Nov. 16th, 2007
Starts @ 8pm
FREE, All ages!
@ Ruta Maya Riverwalk Coffee House (107 E. MartinSt. @ Soledad St.)
Join us for a "4 elements" Meet & Greet concert event feat. live graffiti art, breakdancing, hiphop performances, DJs & fresh visuals
Confirmed music acts include:
Almas Intocables, Lotus Tribe, Public Zoo, Astex, DJ Tech-neek, DJ Mexican StepGrandfather & more!
Confirmed live artists include:
Supher, Cien63, Oar, Znos, Scotch!, Genevieve & Trashcan Specials & more!
Plus the Bboys & Bgirls from United, Prhymemates, Y.A. & more!
Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2007
@ Esperanza Peace & Justice Center (922 San Pedro Ave @ Evergreen St .)
Starts @ 3pm
FREE, All ages!
The official afterparty will feature 2 of Chicago's most influential & notorious hiphop cats, Qwel & DJ Dallas Jackson + others
Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2007 @ 9pm
@ Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar (1033 Ave. B @ Jones)
Come check out this unique, positive & fresh weekend hiphop conference coming to the Alamocity!
Keep San Antonio Lame™