The Temple of Hip Hop, founded by KRS-One, is a Mass Archive School and Society (M.A.S.S.) that works towards preserving the Kulture of HIP HOP through health, love, awareness, and wealth (H.L.A.W) all over the globe. During the 3rd week of May, the Temple of Hip Hop aims to magnify the heritage of Hip Hop culture with Hip Hop Appreciation Week, a full week revolving around a chosen theme to show support and love to the culture of Hip Hop. As described by founder and Teacha, KRS-One “Heritage is that which may be inherited; it is the history that one’s children rely upon to define themselves. This year, let us mediate on what kind of history we are building for ourselves and for the children.”
The week, May 19th – 26th, will be presented by the Temple of Hip Hop through a series of social media interactions, a song and video inspired by the theme of the week (heritage), on-going workshops, and events geared toward the elements of Hip Hop. In addition to events presented by TOHHNYC, the organization will also be sharing and supporting those organization that work toward preserving the history and presence of Hip Hop culture that are planning events in honor of HHAW2014.
“We all hope to leave a legacy that the generations after us may celebrate, be inspired by, and cherish in their lifetime. While appreciating the works of our present, we hope to make our past proud by evolving it, making a swift and steady uphill journey toward the future. With hopes the cycle can continue to make our presence an everlasting stamp in history, the heritage is kept alive. This is the reason Hip Hop is still around 40+ years later. As every generation comes into their own, Hip Hop has been there to be the voice to the voiceless, the hope for the hopeless, and the light at the end of a chaotic tunnel that represents the fight still left in us when our backs are against the wall. And it’s that time of year again to collectively show appreciation.”
Temple of HIp Hop celebrates Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2014 theme of “HERITAGE” with this international single featuring: Sanchez ONE TOHH NYC, Ras Kalipssus TOHH Colombia, Dre Pharoh TOHH Canada, Gnomico TOHH Dom, Rep. & Desire Nobility TOHH MIAMI. Music & Scratches by Down2earth Productions.
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