FRESH, FLY, AND FABULOUS: FIFTY YEARS OF DC HIP HOP STYLE
AFTER HALF A CENTURY, DC HIP HOP CULTURE CONTINUES TO PUSH BOUNDARIES
Much of DC’s Hip Hop streetwear style encompasses aspiration, inventiveness, remixing existing forms, customization, and individualization. As the invention of Black and Brown working class youth, Hip Hop style has been criticized, stereotyped, and oversimplified in the ways that institutional racism affects most marginalized people’s cultural expressions. Pushing at the boundaries is an overarching tenet of hip hop style, and inevitably, what hip hop has started, mainstream culture has adopted, adapted, and appropriated
When: Saturday, September 30 8 pm to 10 pm
Where: MLK & Esther Place SE Washington, DC 20032
What: Featuring an array of local native seasoned dance and fashion culture.