Stories from the Streets: A NW Hip Hop Celebration for the Homeless Youth

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:00pm - 9:00pm

June 20th 2014 Stories from the Streets is a groundbreaking celebration at Pioneer Square in Portland, Oregon dedicated to exploring the life of Hip Hop in the Pacific Northwest.

Our mission is to raise awareness on the positive influences and lifelong benefits that the Hip Hop Culture has had on our homeless youth and our community.

All proceeds and donations from Stories from the Streets will directly benefit the New Avenues for Youth Non Profit, AMP project: A life-changing program that supports homeless youth while providing outlets for artistic expression. “They” say that there’s no time like the present; presently, the options for outlets are strictly limited. Our largest obstacle we need to hurdle consists of a lack of quality (or even decent) equipment. AMP is most specifically in dire need of music equipment; however, since we cater to artistic expression of various forms, we could absolutely utilize an assortment of art supplies. In attempt to change the life of a troubled youth, the proper tools are required, thus, we will use the proceeds of the event to create and develop the quality and quantity of our available outlets of artistic expression.

To further expand upon the development of the youth we support, proceeds will also benefit future projects that provide many desperate young adults and teenagers a safer, healthier, more productive, and more therapeutic means of emotional release. So great in numbers are those that merely require a glimpse of a new path before discovering the road they are yearning to walk upon. We can give them that glimpse.

Please, take a moment to consider what we are proposing. To change the momentum of a city, to engage disconnected youth, to unify a community that will reciprocate positivity.

Elemental Categories
Fire- Rapping: Performing artists and a 4-bar freestyle competition.
Air- DJing : Scratch-Off (performances by assorted artists), DJ support for breakdancing and MC’s.
Water- a breakdancing competition open to the public (including crews and individuals).
Earth- Graffiti art including a graffiti mural to be created throughout the event and then presented to the public upon conclusion.

A culmination of the night’s events will be hosted at the Star Theater for a late night 21 and up celebration which begins at 9pm

Event Schedule:

DJ Pharo:

12pm-12:10pm : Soul Minor spokesperson for hip hop/graffiti wall starts
12:15pm-12:20pm: Event introduction by Erin Miller 12:20-12:30: Dj Spins
12:30-1245: Mic Crenshaw speaks for KBOO
1245-1pm: Ray Ray
1pm-1:10pm: Spoken word performances Blaq Butterfly, Erin Miller= 5 minutes each
1:15pm-2pm: Performance by New Avenues: AMP(15mins), Louchie Vega(10mins), Jbo(10mins) and Taryn(10mins)
2:10pm-2:40pm: 4 crew break dancing battle
2:40pm-2:50pm: Teressa Raiford speaks(10 mins)


2:55-3:35pm:: The Resistance, Subconscious Culture and Theory Hazit
3:40pm-4:00pm: Spokesperson for Hip Hop Jesse Sponberg/ Karanja crews
4:00pm-4:30pm: 4 bar freestyle over local artist’s beats – Tyrone Hiner
435pm- 5:05pm: Soul Minor, Kinectic Mcs
5:10-5:35pm: Open breakdance competition

 DJ: Andy Stacks: (dont need scratch for ancient sol, Just tope and Bingx)

5:40pm-6:40pm: Ancient Sol, Tope, Bingx
6:45pm-7:15pm: Scratch-Off where Two DJ’s Show Case
7:15pm-7:55pm: Landon wordwell/Mic Crenshaw
8pm-9pm: LuckIam of Living legends

After Party Venue LineUp:
Doors open at 9
9:45-10:00pm: Young Mil
1010pm-10:30pm: Think Tanx
10:45pm-11:15pm: Adam Amine Daniel
1120pm-1150am: C3
12am-1am: Born Cosmic
1am-2am: Scarub of Living Legends & C Rayz Walz
Pioneer Courthouse Square<br /> The square is bounded by Southwest Morrison Street on the north, Southwest 6th Avenue on the east, Southwest Yamhill Street on the south, and Southwest Broadway on the west.
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