Saturday, April 2, 2011

An Artistic Expression of Hip-Hop

I love it when DC hosts an event that breaks party-goers out of our typical U Street or Adams Morgan nightclub conundrum. The Arts, Beats and Lyrics Exhibit remixed DC's creative subculture and classed it up at the Mellon Auditorium.

Arts, Beats and Lyrics constructed creative shrines to popular hip hop icons and threw in some live performances. The theme pays homage to the founding fathers (and mothers) of the hip-hop movement.

Peter Chang's Wood Frame Photo's sold for $30

A few of the pieces that stood out for me.

DC's own Aniekan Udofia
Really hoping he can do a mural East of the River!

Even though I have issues with the fact that Jack Daniel's sponsored the event,

This was a creative way to open the hip hop generation to art that reflects their experience.

Arts, Beats and Lyrics is on tour across the US.

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