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WHAT’S HAPPENING: Atlanta Hip Hop Day October 22nd & 23rd

(ATL) Hip-Hop Day, the FREE two-day family festival designed to pay tribute to Hip-Hop’s original “Four Elements:” The MC, The DJ, Graffiti Art, & Breakdancing; and also to uplift the community and TO honor Atlanta’s contribution to the Hip-Hop culture on Sat. Oct. 22 & Sun.Oct. 23 at Robert W. Woodruff Park; is the recipient of a Proclamation from Atlanta City Council in recognization of the events wide-ranging capabilities for social change. “Hip-Hop has been a tool vehicle for breaking down racial barriers on a world-wide level. It is also a means for overcoming challenges and a means for encouraging awareness, inspiration and wisdom…” a portion of the Proclamation read. Occupy Atlanta, a local segment of the national Occupy movement which began on Wall St.; which expressed public support of the festival for its community focus and awareness initiatives, released the following statement today: “We are fighting for economic justice, jobs, foreclosure assistance and the homelessness; and Hip-Hop has a strong history of projecting a real voice from the streets, which is what we are all about…lifting the voice of the people.” (Tim Franzen, Occupy Atlanta Spokesman). Occupy Atlanta, which currently resides within Woodruff Park, the location for Hip-Hop Day, has volunteered to remove tents Sat. and Sun. so that events, which include music, food and dynamic speakers, may take place unobstructed. Prominent contributors to Atlanta’s Hip-Hop music scene will by recognized by the Godfather of Hip-Hop, Afrika Bambaataa: Grammy Award winning artist Mike Bigga, SoSo Def Records Founder Jermaine Dupri (representative), Killer Mike, Multi-platinum artist, actor& community supporter, Chris“Ludacris” Bridges, artist and Atlanta legend Kilo Ali; and the popular DJ Jelly. Atlanta’s hottest Hip-Hop Acts & DJ’s includung: Cyhi The Prince, Dolla Boy of Playaz Circle, Rich Kids, Charlie Boy Gang,Slim Dunkin, BFPL, Dru Smith, Da Kid, Money Jay, DJ T-Roc & The RocharderDJs, DJ Knight & Fleet DJs, Hood Rich DJs, along with Slip N Slide Records and Konvict Music.

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