05-16-2006, 03:18 PM

(H.H.A.W.). Since 1998 the third week in May has become a time to reflect upon our roles as citizens of the international Hip Hop community and to recommit ourselves to Hip Hop’s core principles of peace, love, unity and safely having fun!

In the past we’ve reflected upon such themes as; Faith (2005), Freedom (2004), Forgiveness (2003), Charity (2002) and Peace (2001). This year (2006) our theme is “ACTION”. And with all of our themes “Action” shall be the focus of our lectures, writings and events for 2006. We are urging ALL Hiphoppas to consider their actions as well as their inaction. Consider how your actions and/or inaction may be affecting others. Consider the results of your past actions and seek ways to improve or lessen such “actions” in the future.

Be active! Walk more. Exercise more. Speak out more! Think more! But also remember that “inaction” is indeed an action as well. Silence is also an activity. Rest and stillness are also activities. Fasting from food, sex, gossip, war, drugs and the needless spending of money are also “actions”. The point is to be conscious of your “actions” this year.

If you are inspired in any way to organize a public and/or private event for Hip Hop Appreciation Week-May 15 th-22nd 2006 in your city, town or home you can email your request and a brief description of your event to: HHAW2006@AOL.COM This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it (http://templeofhiphop.org/mailto:<script%20language='JavaScript'%20type='text/javascript'>%20<!--%20var%20prefix%20=%20'ma'%20+%20'il'%20+%20'to';% 20var%20path%20=%20'hr'%20+%20'ef'%20+%20'=';%20va r%20addy19443%20=%20'HHAW2006'%20+%20'@';%20addy19 443%20=%20addy19443%20+%20'AOL'%20+%20'.'%20+%20'C OM';%20document.write(%20'<a%20'%20+%20path%20+%20'/''%20+%20prefix%20+%20':'%20+%20addy19443%20+%20'/'>'%20);%20document.write(%20addy19443%20);%20docume nt.write(%20'<//a>'%20);%20//-->%20</script><noscript>%20This%20email%20address%20is%20being%20protected %20from%20spam%20bots,%20you%20need%20Javascript%2 0enabled%20to%20view%20it</noscript>) This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it . We would be honored to make your event official and promote it on this and other websites in support of Hip Hop Appreciation Week.

Don’t just sit around wondering what you can do to preserve our international culture. Get involved! With proper planning and a little support you may raise your own self-worth and inspire your entire community. Remember, ACTIONS do speak much louder than WORDS! Let’s get to work! —Hip Hop Appreciation Week-May 15 th-22 nd 2006.

Here are a few suggestions of what you and your crew can do during Hip Hop Appreciation Week...

Hiphoppas are encouraged to honor their ancestors, reflect upon their cultural contributions and appreciate the elements and principles of Hiphop Kulture.

Emcees Take time to write two conscious rhymes/songs this week that will uplift and inspire others to better themselves. Remain conscious and mindful of the power behind the words you speak and how they affect your life and your environment. Speak or perform publicly in a way that enhances the unity of Hiphop. Battling is prohibited this week.

Graffiti Artists Draw two socially conscious graf pieces this week in your artwork and/or draw a portrait of a true Hiphop pioneer. Take your Graf crew and visit a local school, prison or youth home to talk about the responsibilities of the Graffiti Artist and how Graffiti Art is not vandalism. Graffiti Artist can also design flyers for the 6th Annual Hiphop Appreciation Week. Bombing and tagging is prohibited this week.

B-Boys/B-Girls Talk to everyone you know about Hiphop Appreciation Week. Take your crew and visit a youth center or local school to educate young Hiphoppas on the history of B-boys/B-girls and Hiphop Kulture. Display your Breakin, Poppin, Lockin and Uprockin dance moves publicly. Battling is prohibited this week.

Deejays Play more conscious Rap music classics. Showcase a specific artist that has influenced Hiphop Kulture. Give them public thanks. Include Hiphop Appreciation Week information in your mix. Play the Temple of Hiphop's public service announcements. Spread the word about Hiphop Appreciation Week. Battling is prohibited this week.

Radio Stations Upgrade your conscious Rap music programming. Have your mix show Deejays cut, scratch and play conscious Rap music classics. Have the visiting Rap artist do radio drops in celebration of Hiphop Appreciation Week with this year's theme of responsibility. You can also do interviews on the techniques of settling disputes, family planning and domestic relations. This week is a great time to memorialize those Hiphoppas that have passed away.

Television Stations Upgrade your conscious Rap video programming. Produce or re-air shows that explain the History of Hip-Hop. You can air the following movies/documentaries: Wild Style, Krush Groove, Scratch, Beat Street, Style Wars and/or Rhyme and Reason. You can also do interviews on responsibility and the meaning of commitment. You can also memorialize those Hiphoppas that have passed away.

Hiphop and Rap Publications In your June issue you can interview and/or honor Hiphop's originators and pioneers. You can publish articles on Hip Hop's history, meaning and purpose. It's been an estimated 33 years since the emergence of our modern Hiphop expressions and 23 years since the first major Rap recording. With this in mind, you can give thanks to Hiphop as a great inner-city strategy toward improved health, love, awareness and wealth.

Internet Subscribers and Hiphop websites Those that have legitimate Hiphop websites and would like to support Hiphop Appreciation Week may do so by posting this and other Hiphop appreciation Week information on their sites. Web links can be organized as well. Be creative!

Educators and Student Groups Hold discussions on the future of Hiphop, Hiphop's culture and Hiphop's expressions. You can also organize lectures on the preservation of Hiphop and its contribution to popular culture worldwide. A discussion on Hiphop's political potential can also be effective. Visit templeofhiphop.org for accurate and helpful Hiphop lesson plans. The Temple of Hiphop has lecturers and Kultural Specialist that can accurately speak on the subject of Hiphop and its preservation. Elementary through High School students can do reports on issues such as Rap and its influence on youth, Graffiti Art vs. Vandalism, The responsibility of a Deejay, When I grow up I want to be a Rapper, Breaker, Graffiti artist, Deejay, etc. (and why) and How Hiphop has affected family life. They can also pledge, in their written essays, to take responsibility for how Hiphop shall grow and develop in their communities.

We also urge you to contact other Hiphop organizations such as Zulu Nation, The Rock Steady Crew, The TAT's Cru, The Rap Coalition, Rhythm Cultural Institute and others for more accurate and helpful Hiphop information.
News Media Print, video and/or audio formats can alert the public before, during and after Hiphop Appreciation Week on our theme of responsibility. Those journalist working in print media must remember to spell Hiphop beginning with a capital H-Hiphop or Hip Hop. Such a spelling is not only grammatically correct, (Hiphop is a proper noun) but all cultures and nations are spelled beginning with a capital letter. Such a spelling is simply a matter of respect.

For more information about Hiphop Appreciation Week please hit up the Temple of Hiphop at www.templeofhiphop.org (http://www.templeofhiphop.org)

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05-16-2006, 05:57 PM
yessir! appreciate the actual kulture. it's more than music ya'll. go live it.

edit: i notice you're repping TOHH...tell them cats to stop charging people to register and discriminating against the poor.

05-16-2006, 06:30 PM
i love hip-hop to the core! HAppy Hip-Hop Appreciation Week!!!!!!!

what can we as fans of Hip-Hop (music) do to show our Appreciation during this week apart from bump that shit?!?!?!?!?!

05-16-2006, 06:34 PM
what can we as fans of Hip-Hop (music) do to show our Appreciation during this week apart from bump that shit?!?!?!?!?!

:? did you even read dude's post? It's all about what we can do to celebrate it.

05-16-2006, 09:10 PM
i'm sorry but i find this shit to be kinda corny....i was laughing as hell when bloomberg was talking about this...i'm not trying to hate or anything though i just don't get it how can you have a "week for hiphop"...should have some free shows throughout NYC or something.....

05-16-2006, 09:21 PM
how can you have a Black History Month, a Holocaust Rememberance Week? One of this week's purposes is to educate the misguided public about the true meaning of Hip Hop and to gain positive publicity. Don't see anything corny about that.

05-16-2006, 09:25 PM
^^good point, but from what i read from the post didn't have anything tangible feel me?, it looked like a bunch of suggestions, maybe its not so corny from that perspective good point

05-16-2006, 09:28 PM
yea i hear ya, it's mainly recognized by KRS-One....I've never heard any other rapper mention it and i've only heard about it through his website. Which is kinda corny I guess, but if the idea took off I think it would be great. By the way, did you know that Koch gave Hip Hop an award and declared May 3, 1988 (probably earlier, I guessed that) Hip Hop day? Krazay.

05-16-2006, 09:49 PM
may 3rd is my birthday

05-16-2006, 10:20 PM
i'm sorry but i find this shit to be kinda corny....i was laughing as hell when bloomberg was talking about this...i'm not trying to hate or anything though i just don't get it how can you have a "week for hiphop"...should have some free shows throughout NYC or something.....


hip hop aint supposed to be institutionalised

(even tho its is)

05-16-2006, 11:09 PM
ill pass the word here in japan
if anybody is in the shibuya area let me know
i could get u on list for club pure!!!
im djing there

i agree with most posts
this should be done everyday tho
to improve the state of hip hop
why is battling prohibited thats an important element
at the end of the battles theres nothing but respect