These images were taken at the Arsht Center’s 305 Hip Hop show, a community event to kick off the 12th season of their Family Fest series. It’s a celebration of the creative elements of hip-hop culture: DJ’ing, rapping, graffiti writing and break dancing featuring Miami’s own Flipside Kings, Daniel “Krave” Fila, Sekajipo, Maxx Millanova, Kapital Stone, Kyriq, PATH youth, DJ Fielo and more. Arsht Center PATH Flipside Kings BBoy Lego Supah Mario BBoyCRX Samm Lugo Daniel “Krave” Fila Jay “Remote” Bellicchi Sekajipo Maxx Millanova Kaptial Stone DJ Fielo Kyriq
A couple months back, I got to spend an afternoon in the studio with veteran spoken word group The Combat Hippies, Teo Castellanos and Brimstone127 while they collaborated on material for their new project AMAL. The Combat Hippies are a group of Puerto Rican Veterans that channel their creativity through spoken word poetry to educate and inspire. Click the link here to learn more about them and their mission. PATH To Hip Hop Brimstone127 Teo Castellanos Buffalo Brown Music
PATH is a Miami-based 501(c )3 organization that uses Hip Hop culture to advance scholarship, community involvement, leadership and entrepreneurship in underserved communities. PATH’s Closing Cypher is an interactive Hip Hop showcase that features music, dance, art and social commentary about life in the early 90’s, and it closes out their summer session. The production is co-written and performed by the PATH Hip Hop Summer Academy youth and staff, with guidance from Teo Castellanos. This year included performances by Hakim Green (Channel Live), and Mecca aka Grimo.