Hip Hop 50

Pier 62 | Free
Saturday August 12, 2023, 12–8 pm
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Now, 50 years from its inception, we invite all Hip Hop artists and fans, from past and present, to attend, celebrate and be recognized for your contributions!

Hip Hop 50 will celebrate the five elements of Hip Hop and shine light on Seattle’s contributions to the culture. This is a day for old friends and new friends; a family reunion and celebration. The event will feature The Residency, B-Boy and B-Girl Dance battles, a Fashion Show with performances by Kutt n Up, a Legends Cypher, and a Music Tribute featuring Vitamin D and Roc Phizzle. Hip Hop 50 is presented by Friends of Waterfront Seattle, Coolout Network, 206 Zulu, Akia Ronai, The Residency. Sponsored by KEXP, Converge Media, MoPop, Armoire Clothing Rental, and Verity.


Stay tuned for the full line up of participants and activities. Check back soon!

Photo by Adam Lu

Photo by Adam Lu

Schedule of Events

12:00-12:20 PM | Family Breakdance Workshop

12:25 – 1:00 | PM The Residency Showcase

1:00 – 2:50 PM | Zulu Throwdown 2-vs-2 B-Boy/B-Girl Battle

3:00 – 4:00 PM | Zulu Cypher

4:00 – 5:00 PM | “LABELS” Fashion Show featuring Kutt n Up and Karma Rivera

5:00 – 7:00 PM | Music Tribute Show: Music Hosted by Roc Phizzle and Vitamin D with a stellar lineup of local artists

Details subject to change without prior notice.

Photo by Robert Wade

Photo by Robert Wade


The Cypher & Legends Artists:

  • NastyNes
  • Supreme La Rock
  • Spyc-E
  • Specs

Music Tribute Artists:

  • Kid Sensation
  • Silver Shadow D / Duracell
  • Ice Cold Mode
  • Political Assasins
  • Dred I
  • Morpheus
  • Kylea Wordsayer Tribute (JMoore)
  • Upendo Moore Wordsayer Tribute
  • Silas Blak (Blind Council)
  • Gabriel Teodros
  • Fatal Lucciauno
  • Black-A-Holics (Mac Slug)
  • IaMcHaMeL
  • Rell Be Free
  • Bruce Leroy
  • Blake Anthony
  • Topspin
  • Infinite
  • THC
  • Sho Nuph
  • Maneack B

Details subject to change without prior notice.

Hip Hop 50 Committee Members

Kitty Wu

Co-Director 206 Zulu at Washington Hall + City of Seattle Music Commission

Georgio Brown

Video Director Producer + The Coolout Network Board Member 206 Zulu

Akia Ronai

Creative Director / Fashion Producer

Anthony Tibbs

CEO of Dope Culture + CEO of Third Level Events

Khazm “King Khazm” Kogita

Executive Director of 206 Zulu + Serves on several boards including 4Culture, the Seattle Disability Commission, and The Here & Now Project

Nansare Consolata

Founder of African Print Takeover

Colleen Bean & Pele Washington

Co-Chairs of 206 Zulu Production Committee

Shalika Martin

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