"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."
Friday, October 8, 2010
THE CYPHER - J DILLA TRIBUTE
************CALLING ALL MCs, PRODUCERS, and HIP HOP HEADS EVERYWHERE!!!************
Hip Hop Headz (H3) is proud to bring you:
THE CYPHER - J DILLA TRIBUTE
Join us as we pay tribute to the late legendary J DILLA (aka Jay Dee) by spinning Dilla tracks all night, as well as some of the prolific producer's greatest instrumentals for MCs to spit over!
SHOW UP - SIGN UP - SPIT IT OUT!
Featured performances by:
Since 1996, Adhimu "Mindbender" Stewart has consistently created a completely new definition of MC, every single time he rhymes into a mic. Quietly but confidently, Mindbender has been trailblazing a higher standard for creativity in Canadian hip hop and MCing in general ever since. In case you need a bit of a history lesson, these are some of his more recent accomplishments: in 2006, Mindbender completed "The Invisible Rhythm Showcase", his long-awaited experimental acapella album, and "No More Mr. Fucking Nice Guy Volume 2: The Blasphemy Masterpiece" concept mixtape/album, which are both the official follow-up releases to the critically-acclaimed double CD "Beautiful Mutant". He followed that with "Better Late Than Never Made" EP, as well as "Invisible Rhythm Showcase" (both on Urbnet Records), an experimental acapella album. In 2010, you can find Mindbender on the new Supreme Being Unit album with rhyme partner Conspiracy, called "In Space, No One Can Hear You Rhyme", as well as a collaboration album with Micill Shazaam Write called "Obeah".
And last but definitely not least, Mindbender has just released his album "Jupiter", featuring music exclusively created by Rich Kidd (producer for Drake, Saukrates, k-os, Busta Rhymes, M.O.P., and many more). After a mutual respect for each other's one-of-a-kind artistry and unlimited passion for making next level hip hop, they met up in the summer of 2009, where furious freestyle ciphers and creative chemistry inspired the idea for a collaboration project. The highly-anticipated album was recently released in July 2010, officially launched with a successful Ontario tour as opening act for Rhymesayers living legend Abstract Rude. "Jupiter" is what Mindbender believes is the work most capable of taking him to unprecedented levels of success around the world, as its unrestricted ambition and intense commitment to creativity shines in every one of its 25 tracks of Canadian edutainment. Whether you are new to Mindbender music or have been listening since 1996, we invite you to witness music history in the making, and take a trip to "Jupiter".
(One of the illest female MCs in the city!!!!)
Hip Hop culture manifests through the creative self-expression of individuals who embody its spirit in their respective art forms. This power of spontaneous creativity, the unification of a community for the great purpose that is Hip Hop, happens at The Cypher.
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.
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.
The Cypher is brought to you by:
Hip Hop Headz (H3) - http://hiphoph3.blogspot.com/
Peace Quest - http://peace-quest.org/
The Canadian Indie Movement (CIM)
For all inquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org