8th Annual Trinity International Hip Hop Festival

By , April 8, 2013 12:39 am

Lah Tere and Baba Israel hosted the main concert

Things to know about the 8th Annual Trinity International Hip Hop Festival:

  • It’s finished for this year
  • It was free.
  • The general public was invited and well represented.
  • Not just for the young folk. People of all ages attended.

Dead Prez, headlining



Dead Prez, Lah Tere, and others delivered a message of self-respect and healthy lifestyles. A slogan associated with a fitness club promoted by Dead Prez: “Healthy is the new gangsta.”



Nearly all of this year’s activities were held in or around Mather Hall on the Trinity College campus


The festival provided spray paint to anyone registered for this activity.



Krudas Cubensi — a queer, feminist, group originating from Cuba — led the audience in a chant of “[expletive] big media.”


The Chromatics, from Trinidad



Keur Gui from Senegal





Freestyle rap, singing, and beat boxing between acts kept the show moving.


The audience, by and large, showed respect for each other and the facilities. Aside from the ID checks, security seemed to know how to step back and let a peaceful gathering carry on.


The Welfare Poets brought dancing and a call-and-response of “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.” The group included a boy (not pictured) wearing a cape, who also danced and played an instrument.







Dancing to Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual.”






The Urban Flea Market included art, vinyl, clothing, and more. Pictured: t-shirts from GMI Clothing, a company with the message: “Dream Big Do Big”



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One Response to “8th Annual Trinity International Hip Hop Festival”

  1. Chris says:

    This was such a great event. I liked that the event locations were more centralized than in past years.

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