Quick reminder: The hip-hop doesn't stop in Denver with Kingz of the Mountain Weekend is kicking off tonight and running through Sunday. Embodying the true spirit of hip-hop and exemplifying unity in the community, a number of local hip-hop luminaries and organizers have banded together to produce a series of separate events in concert with one other, including a b-boy summit this evening, a series of parties tonight and tomorrow at Rockstar and Sutra, along with b-boy workshops, cyphers and battles tomorrow at Club Arriba and a park jam on Sunday at La Raza Park. Kingz of the Mountain Weekend commences tonight at the Historic Frederick Douglass Building (2745 Welton) with a B-Boy Summit Hip-Hop Townhall Meeting of the Minds, moderated by Asia One and J-Love, and featuring Jeff Campbell, DJ Cavem, Fienz One (Lords of Finesse), Trac 2 (Star Child La Rock), Tony Tone (Cold Crush Brothers) and Faatma.
After the B-Boy Summit, which runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m., La Casa del Fonk crew is throwing a party at Rockstar Lounge with Case of the Classicks and the Waterhole Kids from Vegas (Mandalay Bay), warming up for tomorrow's festivities at Club Arriba. Earn Your Stripes La Casa del Fonk Summer Edition gets going at 10:30 a.m. with b-boy and graph battles, cyphers and workshops featuring Asia One and Papoluv ($15 to participate). Later that night at Sutra, La Casa del Fonk cats are throwing an Old School vs New School Jam.
The whole thing culminates on Sunday afternoon at La Raza Park with Spirit of Hip-Hop Park Jam, another good old-fashioned get-together like last year, once again presented by the Hip-Hop Congress peeps.
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