hiphop forum

 “Hip-hop is still cool at a party. But to me, hip-hop has never been strictly a party; it is also there to elevate consciousness.”

–Saul Williams
 “Hip-hop gave a generation a common ground that didn’t require either race to lose anything; everyone gained.”
–Jay-Z, Decoded
“There is genuine Hip Hop; a message that connects, rocks a crowd, and motivates a people and then there is what is left… instead of Hip Hop we have Hip replacement.”
— Johnnie Dent Jr.
Str8 Up, Hip-Hop a niche urban monthly networking event for hip hop heads and intellectuals is back with a new edition tagged ‘State of the Union Forum: A Critical Breakdown of Issues Arising from Chinua Achebe’s There Was a Country’. 
The forum is scheduled to hold on January 23rd, 2013 at Pop on Saka Tinubu Street, V.I, Lagos from 7 PM and boasts of industry big wigs such as Obi AsikaDJ Jimmy JattElajoeBlaiseKwame and M.I as panelists. Andre Blaze will hold down the Mic as host.
According to Efe Omorogbe:
“Attendees of the event are guaranteed an exciting and insightful time. He continues: The Hip-hop community cannot afford to stand aloof. These issues are real and the consequences of doing nothing to promote constructive and open dialogue can be dire. Our hustle, concerts, parties and bull all depend on the existence of a conducive social and economic backdrop so we have a responsibility to engage one another, take a stand and contribute our quota to nation building as a group – the Hip-hop community. And I can’t ask for a better way to relaunch Str8 Up, Hip-hop.”
Str8 Up, Hip-Hop is an event property of Now Muzik En.Core (an event affiliate of Now Muzik) in partnership with Beat 99.9 FM and Pop with support from and
The First Edition of Str8 Up, Hip-Hop was tagged Grand Hustle (at which Elajoe made a special guest performance) was a celebration of the iconic Hip-hop entrepreneur Ayo Animashaun for his contribution to the growth of the Hip-hop movement in Nigeria.
There was a second edition- Love Lockdown: The Valentine edition.
Then a third one tagged Vote or Vote: Election edition, which was designed to support a campaign for youths to get involved, get registered,  go out and vote for the right candidate during the election.
The fourth edition was Know-the-ledge – a Hip-hop revue for the promotion and celebration of conventional and street knowledge.
Check out the pics from the previous editions:
Elajoe & Ayo Animashaun at Grand Hustle Edition

Elajoe & Ayo Animashaun at Grand Hustle Edition

Dj Jimmy Jatt & Ayo Animashaun at Grand Hustle Edition

Dj Jimmy Jatt & Ayo Animashaun at Grand Hustle Edition

Str8 Up Hip-hop Grand Hustle edition

Str8 Up Hip-Hop Grand Hustle Edition

Str8 Up Hip-hop Love Lockdown edition

Str8 Up Hip-Hop Love Lockdown Edition

Str8 Up Hip-Hop Love Lockdown Edition

Str8 Up Hip-Hop Love Lockdown Edition


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3 Responses

  1. Noxiouz

    I am delighted to hear dis dat ‘hiphop’ is still goin on, d last tyme i ws @ event lik ds ws @ ‘music na my music’ hosted by d ‘Dr Gee’ @ ikj.
    Pls i will lik to knw, if dem upcomn cats wuld b givn chance to showcase der talents n is deir any fee attach to ds or any gate fee. Peace out!!


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