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We Are Hip Hop Battles & Block Party
A Hip Hop festival within a festival – Celebrate Hip Hop culture, music, and artistry.
Conceived and organized by a group of Charlotte-area artists, We Are Hip Hop celebrates hip hop culture through performances and installations by visual artists, dancers, DJs, spoken word poets, graffiti artists, and more. Slammaster Boris “Bluz” Rogers, visual artist Bree Stallings, dancer and CrayzeeBeat Dance founder AJ Glasco and Heal Charlotte Executive Director Greg Jackson have come together in collaboration with Blumenthal Performing Arts to present the multi-day celebration.
The two-day We Are Hop Hop weekend kicks off the festival with DJ battles, 7 to smoke b-boy battles, and live dance performances from Charlotte professional dancers, and international dance artists. Concluding the weekend will be a faith-friendly after-church, “WE OUTSIDE Block Party” on Sunday. See the full lineup below:
Saturday, September 17th
- 7 to smoke all styles battles – 4p – 6p
- DJ battles – 6p – 8p
Sunday, September 18th
- We Outside Block Party 12p – 5p
Throughout the year, We Are Hip Hop hosts events and programs aimed at recognizing, celebrating, and amplifying Charlotte’s unique hip-hop culture and talent. For more information on the community, initiative visit www.WeAreHipHopclt.org