Honored to be apart of this monumental HipHop event in Las Cruces, New Mexico!
Indigenous Expression also known as Hip Hop: Roots of the world.
Since the beginning there was beats rockin to the drum, footsteps groovin with the earth and pigments opening visions of time, While the eldest spoke of great stories. These elements know today as Arrowsoul Art, DJing, Breakdance and Emceeing aka Hip Hop.
We as humans emerged from earth and have a scared connection to this place that nurtures our plants, houses the water that fuels the life of everything and is used to build our homes. Think about it, When the rain comes we celebrate thru song & dance, paint glyphs on walls to see his&herstories of good and bad harvest seasons. Creating the maps that will bring us full circle to our traditional way of life. Hip hop is this expression that moves thru ones soul in celebration of our connection to each other.
Lost in a golden game of world domination and fast food. Hip Hop budded on film in the 70s and flowered in the early 80s with Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Phase 2, Ken Swift and many many more Grandfathers of this rooted community. They battled horrible living conditions, drugs, poverty and substance abuse with the strength of a windmill, bringing water up from the underground and drowning borders. Opening hearts, building tribes and spreading love and knowledge of this ancient tradition.
Love that was felt by Southwest practitioners such as The Culture Shock Camp, DJ Cedro, Foundations Of Freedom, TNR, PFR, FSC, 3HC, TWS, BY and United Kings to name a few. Culture Shock Camp, XFRX, Native Health Initiative, WOME and Style Elements Crews have made the sacred connection to our Indigenous Roots, Bridging the gap to our ancestors and ensuring our future.
Water is life, feed YOUR roots!
REMIND (Style Elements Crew)
QUESE IMC (Culture Shock Camp)
ARTSON (Style Elements Crew)
WALATOWA MASSIVE (Jemez Pueblo Reggae)
RANDY BOOGIE (XFRX)
ROCK ONE (UKS)
3HC BBOYS (Santa Fe