"H3 stands for the manifestation of hip hop in all of its various forms. Practically, H3 will throw events, support individual artists, endorse causes, and participate in any medium that propagates hip hop as a culture and art-form. H3 is the physical instantiation of hip hop and lives through the creative efforts of its individual members working together towards common goals. H3 creates hip hop – we live hip hop – we are hip hop."
Monday, July 26, 2010
THE CYPHER - Golden Era Edition
When: Weds. July 28, Doors @ 9pm
Where: Augusta House - 152 Augusta Ave.
Hip Hop exists in its fullest effect when the community that supports it comes together and unifies for a common cause. Hip Hop culture manifests through the creative self-expression of individuals who embody its spirit in their respective art-forms. This power of creative self-expression, the unification of a community for the great purpose that is Hip Hop, happens at The Cypher...
The Cypher is a grassroots hip hop event started by MC FÜBB, DJ Combo and the Hip Hop Headz (H3) community in downtown Toronto in the summer of 2009. The Cypher is an event where hip hop MCs, DJs, producers, and other artists from around the city come to meet and showcase their talents and skills, and gives them an opportunity to network and create business opportunities. The Cypher is an event designed to keep alive the spirit of spontaneous creativity and showmanship that can occur only in hip hop. The Cypher is an opportunity for various members of the hip hop community to perform, network, build community and have fun.
Artists sign up to take part in group performances called cyphers, in which each performer takes a few minutes on the mic and then passes it on to the next performer. All performances occur over music supplied by a live DJ, spinning hip hop instrumentals. Local producers also have an opportunity to have their music played at The Cypher and rapped over by the performing artists. There are also a few spots at The Cypher reserved for featured artists to perform their own sets.
This edition, we'll be playing tracks and instrumentals from the "Golden Era" of hip hop (disputably, '89-'96).
Featured performances by H3 community artist:
Cover is "Pay What You Can" or bring a donation of some canned food, clothing, toys, or money to Peace Quest, an organization that sends much needed supplies to third world countries.
Bring it to the Cypher is brought to you by:
Hip Hop Headz (H3) - http://hiphoph3.blogspot.com/
Canadian Indie Movement (CIM) - http://www.canadianindiemovement.ca/