Friday, May 29, 2009
The 3rd Annual Rapathon
3rd Annual Rapathon
Get your energy drinks, sleeping bags, and hottest rhymes ready, the 3rd Annual Rapathon is finally here. With an extended 2 hours, H2C2 takes the art of an emcee to an all new high. A 26 hour non-stop cipher without profanity featuring 100 rappers may sound impossible, but we're here to prove it can be done. Over the past 3 years we've managed to gather a collective group of emcees with amazing freestyle/lyrical skills. Artists from the Tri-state area, Cuba, Sweden, and Lithuania have accompanied H2C2 in this incredible feat.
H2C2 is a facility that conducts Hip Hop centric education youth programs, sneaker battles, artist showcases & expos, art exhibitions, and corporate special events. Our most significant event of the year, the record-breaking Rapathon, has proven to be a great outlet for unsigned and upcoming artists to spread their message. Members of the Rapathon Alumni have performed at Summer Jam, been signed to major record labels, and have had a video directed and produced by Ralph McDaniels. The 3rd Annual Rapathon will include a new special attraction called the "The Real", a one hour segment dedicated to raising awareness of HIV/AIDS. There will also be pamphlets distributed during this segment to educate the audience of risks and prevention.
The Hip Hop experience begins Saturday, May 30th, 2009 at 6:00 pm and ends Sunday, May 31st, 2009 at 8:00 pm. The Rapathon is open to anyone with a love for Hip Hop and the ability to rhyme for 90 seconds straight without cursing. If you think you got what it takes, want to showcase your talent, or just want to be amongst your kind of folk', the Rapathon is the place to be. There will be no fee for emcees to participate, just space, opportunity, and cool prizes for the best performers. However, there will be a general admission fee for spectators. This year will be truly unique for H2C2 because the Guinness World Records is supporting us in our endeavors to document the 3rd Annual Rapathon as the "longest un-ending rap" category in history.
The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem is located at 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 2nd Floor of the Magic Johnson Theater in the heart of Harlem, along 125th Street shopping district. We are accessible by A, B, C, D, 2 and 3 trains.