Created by and for up-and-coming Hip-Hop artists, enthusiasts, and new timers from all five elements, The Best Thing Since... Series is fostering community at the open mic, inspiring conversation by thought-provoking artists, and working up a sweat on the dance floor.
Using hip hop, they explore the complexities of navigating multiple identities. Beyond the socially-constructed confines of race, what constructs identity? How do we code-switch across the multiple worlds we exist in? Through the five elements of hip hop, they have a multi-dimensional interactive conversation that will foster self-reflection, expression, and community.
More than a show, The Best Thing Since... Series aims to reinforce the fifth element of Hip-Hop: knowledge . How do they do this? By utilizing the other four: Graffiti art, Breaking, Emceeing and DJing.
Angel City Brewery in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles is hosting the first installment, entitled, The Best Thing Since White Bread and Guacamole: Navigating Multiple Identities, on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7PM. The night kicks off with an open mic followed by featured performers Omar Offendum, Medusa, Maya Jupiter, and Dyalekt and ending with a killer dance party by DJ Ervin Arana.
Suggested donation of $14, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Can’t make it to the event but want to support what we’re about? Purchase “There In Spirit” tickets at tbts.brownpapertickets.com
The Best Thing Since... Series is collaborative partnership between #CultureFix , Mixed-Race Mixtape and Dyalekt.
If you are interested in collaborating with this event in another way you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org