KRS' Temple Of Hiphop Celebrates 'Hiphop Appreciation Week'
By Mike Winslow
Date: 5/2/2005 12:11 pm

Krs-One and his Temple of Hiphop have revealed details surrounding this year’s upcoming 8th Annual Hiphop Appreciation Week.

Each year KRS and the Temple celebrate the many aspects of Hip-Hop culture during the third week of May.

According to representatives for the Temple of Hiphop, the week has been officially recognized by mayors and city officials in give U.S. cities – New York, New York, Los Angeles, California, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia and Portand, Oregon.

“The importance is dialogue first but ultimately implementing plans of actions for our communities with Hiphop as a tool to motivate all generations,” stated Allan C. Williams, who is spearheading the week in Portland, Oregon.

For more information on the week, please visit or

Full intinaries for Atlanta, Georgia and Portland, Oregon are listed below.


Sunday, May 15th

12:30pm - Temple of Hiphop Church Service @ Mutana’s Juice Bar - 1388
Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. (For directions call: 404-753-5252) Speaker:
Minister Server of The Temple of Hiphop

Monday, May 16th

8pm - Caustic Entertainment and MassAppeal Media presents RETURN OF
HIPHOP CAFÉ and Feed the Homeless Benefit Concert @ The Black Lion
Café (253 B Auburn Ave, Downtown Atlanta)

Featuring: “Free Your Mind” Panel Discussion on Freedom (Health,
Love, Awareness and Wealth)

Live Performance by Caustic Dames And Open Elements Showcase (showcasing
graffiti art, break dancing, & emcee’n)

Tuesday, May 17th

10pm - 4 Kings Entertainment presents Mic Club @ Apache Café - 64 3rd
St, Midtown, Atlanta

DRES THE BEATNIK BEATBOXIN PALOOZA (BeatBoxin Concert…featuring the
hottest Beatboxers from around the nation) HOSTED BY: DRES THA BEATNIK
w/ D.J. Solomon Grundy on 1’s and 2’s and BFD Band

Wednesday, May 18th

9:00pm - MIFOK Organization Present Spiritual Session in Celebration of

@ The Black Lion Café - 253 B Auburn Ave, Downtown Atlanta

10:00pm - O.B.K Presents Open Mic (Hiphop/Spoken Word Poetry)
Celebrating HIPHOP KULTURE continuing at The Black Lion Café

Thursday, May 19th

7pm - Temple of Hiphop Presents Building Brotha’s in Hiphop FOR
(1388 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd, West End Atlanta)

7pm - NABFEME and A Black Clan Associates Presents “Sista’s Unite in
Hiphop: Carrying the Weight of the World”

FOR SISTA’S ONLY @ The Auburn Avenue Research Library - 101 Auburn
Avenue, 4th Floor Downtown Atlanta

Friday, May 20th

Temple of Hiphop presents 2nd Annual “Investing in Our Youth Hiphop

Saturday, May 21st

16th Annual Malcolm X Festival - Commemorating Malcolm X's 80th
The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Atlanta Chapter

West End Park on corners of Lucille & Dargon, SW Atlanta

Parade & March: begins at 11:00 a.m. Activities: begin 12:00 noon

Afrikan Drumming & Dancing ~ Hip-Hop ~ Spoken Word ~ Merchants ~
And More

Sunday, May 22nd

12:30-3:30pm - Temple of Hiphop, POCC, HDQRTZ, and Atlanta Hiphop Family

“The Finale” of Hiphop Appreciation Week

@ The Royal Peacock - 186 Auburn Ave.


A presentation and panel of The Assassination of Tupac Shakur and
kidnapping of H. Rap Brown along with The 3rd Annual HAW Awards Ceremony
includes Live Performances. Welcoming All ages!!


Sunday, May 15th

3pm - Kick-Off Ceremony & Networking Brunch @ Club Twelve 22 - 3530 N.

Monday, May 16th
3pm - Hiphop Collage Art Workshop @ Blazers Boys & Girls Club - 5250 NE
MLK Jr. Blvd.
8:30pm - Hip Hop Mondays @ Mt. Tabor Pub.

Wednesday, May 18th
3pm - Blazers Boys and Girls Club presents - “Freedom Heroes”
Painting Workshop @ Blazers Boys & Girl Club - 5250 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
8:30 pm - Hightower Sound presents A NIGHT OUT - Greek Cuisine 404 SW
Washington - 21 +

Thursday, May 19th
3pm - Workshop: Freedom Paintings @ Boys & Girls Club - 5250 NE MLK Jr.
9pm - “Freedom Fighters” Open Mic Poetry @ Club Twelve 22 - 3530 N.

Friday, May 20th
6pm - Open Mic Poetry & Rap for Youth @ Blazers Boys & Girls Club - 5250
NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

Saturday, May 21st
11:00am - 6:00pm HIP HOP BASKET BALL SLAM OFF @ Jefferson High School -
5210 N Kerby

Powered by: Peer Pressure Productions & A Black Clan Records

9:30pm - REGGAE HIP HOP @ CONAN’S PUB – 3862 SE Hawthorne

Sunday, May 22nd
8pm Ending Ceremony @ Club Twelve 22 - 3530 N. Vancouver/Fremont
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