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What Is Hip Hop at Wes?

David Stouck ’15 writes:

This weekend, a group of 30 Wesleyan students will be led by Izzy Coleman ’15 and David Stouck ’15 to the 8th Annual International Hip Hop Festival at Trinity College. Student representatives will be competing in the international B-Boy battle on Friday night, and closing the Rap Showcase on Saturday. The theme of this year’s festival is the “Local as Global Video Project,” which has garnered submissions from around the globe detailing what hip hop means to individuals and their communities. This video portrays what hip hop means to the student body at Wesleyan… Shout out to all of our interviewees!!

Video Credits:

  • Producer: David Stouck ’15
  • Director: Will Slap ’15
  • Director of Photography: Rizky Rahadianto ’15
  • Editor: Reid Hildebrand ’15

WeSLAM Presents: 1st Preliminary Slam (feat. Safia Elhillo)

From WeSLAM:

WeSLAM hit the ground running this year with our first ever slam showcase. (Missed it or want to re-live it? Check this awesome vid, courtesy of Reid Hildebrand ’14.) But now, it’s time for the moment we’ve all been waiting for…


12 poets. 2 rounds. Who will take the first four spots in the 1st Semester Grand Slam? Come watch these poets battle with beautiful words TOMORROW in Fayerweather 106. We’ll start things off with an open mic at 7:30pm, then the slam will go down at 7:45pm. Anyone is welcome to slam, regardless of experience (click here for details). You’re not going to want to miss this. And we don’t want you to either.

But that’s not all. For the first slam of the semester, it’s go big or go home. So to feature for y’all, we are bringing in Safia Elhillo, currently ranked 7th in the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Warning: Safia will spit hot fire. She will throw punches. Bring a friend; you’ll need hir hand to squeeze real tight. Check her out here.

Head to the Facebook event page for more info.

  • WHERE?: Fayerweather 106 (below Beckham Hall, in the Hogwarts-esque building near Usdan)
  • WHEN?: TOMORROW (Sat., 10/1); signups @ 7:15pm, open mic @ 7:30pm, slam @ 7:45pm (slam slots are first-come-first-serve, so get there as soon as you can!)
  • WHY?: Because it’s gonna be awesome.