Hip Hop Congress Seeking Artist 4 Haiti Relief Song

Hip-Hop Congress- Haiti Benefit Song- (spit 8Bars)-
All Proceeds Go To The People Of Haiti
ATTENTION!!  All Artists Worldwide Unite For Haiti- Ongoing Rap/Song Quilt
Send back seperate tracked out wav files of verse 8 Bars (rap, poem, spoken word, singing, drops,instrumentas)  ASAP
This requires our immediate atention as artists. Lets Unite for a Powerful message when it counts
Send verse here DLabrozia2005@yahoo.com and cc HipHoppa13@aol.com WAVE’S please !!
This song is also in honor of Oakland Legend “Too Short” who has always made songs that spoke about struggle and issues in the world such as “The Ghetto”, “I Want to be free”, and the Mega-Hit “Life is Too Short” 

List of Artists in Support so far: Add your name…. 

DLabrie, Rahman Jamaal, Knobody (Hieroglyfics), E-Dawg, Sir Mixalot, Bigg Mann, Bueno, Swisherbox Studios, RDV Promo, Ms Jay, YDMC, Blaze 5, Kev Choice, Kung Fu Vampire, SaikoDelic

The list is Growing every second. Be on the right side of History Text YELE to 501501 and donate $5 to Haiti from your phone bill!! 

INFO LINK – http://www.divshare.com/folder/665795-754 

Upload pix/logos on your pages in SUPPORT of the people of Haiti www.yele.org or www.hiphopcongress.com 

@HipHopCongress is organizing a song 4 Haiti 4 ALL ARTISTS worldwide.Drop 8 Bars INFO @ http://tinyurl.com/yaokadx proceeds 2 @Yelehaiti 
Thank You, DLabrie,
President of RonDavoux Records
National Outreach Director of Hip HopCongress


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National hip-hop conference in Seattle this week



 Hip Hop National Congress 8th national conference comes to Seattle’s Central District, July 29 to August 2.

Hip-hop is making a stand this week in Seattle.

Starting today, for a week, the Hip Hop Congress 8th National Conference comes to Seattle, at various venues across the Central District. Through workshops and concerts, the conference focuses on developing hip-hop business and educating the next generation.

“Seattle is a hotbed of talent, intelligence and leadership,” said Hip Hop National Congress founder and executive director Shamako Noble. “It only made sense to connect with that energy for our annual conference.”

Hip Hop National Congress is a grass-roots cultural organization with 70 chapters across the world. The nonprofit aims to preserve and move hip-hop forward through concerts, festivals and teach-ins.

Aptly themed “This is our time,” the weeklong Seattle conference moves away from analyzing hip-hop to doing it and being it. In addition to training on management and distribution, there will be screenings of the films “New Muslim Cool;” 2003 Sundance film “The Beat”; and hip-hop and education in South Africa documentary “Masizakhe.”

The Knox Fam will be performing at the National Hip Hop Conference this weekend in Seattle

The Knox Fam will be performing at the National Hip Hop Conference this weekend in Seattle

Independent artists from all over the country will perform throughout the week, including AKIL THE MC of Jurassic 5, The Jacka, DLabrie, Knox Fam, Black Stax, Mic Crenshaw, Quanstar, Toki Wright, Raashan Ahmad of Crown City Rockers, Rahman Jamaal and Congress founder Noble.

“This year we’re just bringing that love and energy to the 206, and we’re gonna take that same love and energy back across the world,” said Oakland rapper DLabrie, who has performed for the past four years at the annual conference.

The conference also offers free studio time with registration. Coordinators plan to compile all the rhymes recorded during the conference into an album.

There’s also going to be an exhibit of photos taken from Dope Emporium, hip-hop arts expos that took place in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Kentucky.

Dovetailing with the conference is the UmojaFest, which includes an African-American heritage festival and Parade. There will also be a youth rally.

“I just want to show people that there’s more than just living with violence … that you can be peaceful,” said youth rally coordinator Darrin Ravenel, 15.

The location of the conference reflects that message as well.

“The conference is in an area where there was a lot of youth violence last year,” said Noble of the Central District conference. “I hope we can contribute to the healing process.”

Marian Liu: 206-464-3825 or mliu@seattletimes.com


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Hip Hop Congress National Convention Comes to Seattle



HipJHopCongressflierThis Year, Hip Hop Congress is proud to announce its 2009 National Conference to be held in SEATTLE, WA. With a bubbling hip-hop scene easing it’s way on to the national radar, Seattle provides a prime location. The conference will focus on practical “do it now” solutions to create social and business progress for the hip-hop community and the communities it was born from.

In the spirit of coalition building and community Support, Hip Hop Congress has partnered with such local groups as the Umojafest P.E.A.C.E. Center, Dope Emporium, Seattle Hip-Hop Youth Council, 206 Zulu, Global Fam, Oseao Music Group, B-Girl Media, the Bassmeant, Mothers Outreach Movement, Reclaim the Media, Urban Teachers Network, Silicon Valley DeBug, Hip Hop Without Boarders, 2nd Nature and other local organizations and collectives. The conference will be hosted at a series of neighborhood institutions in the Central District of Seattle.

The conference will provide tools for independent artists and entrepreneurs to develop the hip-hop economy as well as harnessing hip-hop has an effective solution to education and youth development in the face of youth violence crisis and school closure featuring workshops and trainings in Digital Distribution, On Line Marketing and Promotion, Hip Hop and Education Programming and Civic Engagement.

Workshops include:
Artist Management
Digital Distribution
Urban Teachers
plus more

Film Screenings of
“The Muslim Cool”
“The Beat”

Registration is only $10 and can be done online at http://www.hiphopcongress.com. Scholarships and program collaboration is available for youth.

If you are interested in providing a workshop or being a sponsor, please contact shamako@hiphopcongress.com. If you are interested in performing please email berkowtiz@hiphopcongress.co m. All other inquires should be forwarded through the website.

Start Time:
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 10:00am
End Time:
Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 10:00pm
Seattle, WA