HHAW 2012 Press Release

The Temple Of Hip Hop is Proud To Announce Our

14th Annual

Hip Hop Appreciation Week


In this year, our 14th Annual Hip Hop Appreciation Week will be celebrated starting on the Monday of May 14th 2012 and will conclude the following Sunday May 20th 2012.

Our theme this year will be LOYALTY!

Remember that Hiphoppas observe Hip Hop Appreciation Week as a time set aside to acknowledge and appreciate the existence of Hip Hop in its Elements.



Graffiti Art


Beat Boxin

Street Fashion

Street language

Street Knowledge

Street Entrepreneurialism

First announced by The Temple of Hip Hop in 1998, Hip Hop Appreciation Week unites the Hip Hop community around its principles of Peace, Love, Unity and Safely Having Fun. So despite the sometimes irresponsible handling of hip-hop in mass media, Hip Hop Appreciation Week acknowledges the original intent of Hip Hop and urges those who work in any area of media to upgrade their presentation of productive Hip Hop music, movies and writings to the public.

The Teacha “KRS One” would like to emphasis our need to take action and BE Hip Hop. Remember that the goal of HHAW is to de-criminalize the images of Hip Hop Kulture that are presented to the World by the mainstream media. During HHAW, Hiphoppas should amplify the good work they’re doing in their community through Hip Hop Kulture.

Minista Zin One will be confirming available dates for anyone who may be interested in booking The Temple Of Hip Hop for your local HHAW 2012 event(s) and will be taking proposals for events that week (thetempleofhiphop@gmail.com).

During Hip Hop Appreciation Week, serious “Hiphoppas” are advised to:

  • Give the next person the right of way. Allow others to pass you.
  • Donate your skill to someone who cannot afford it.
  • Give the loose change of your purchases to the person behind you in line.
  • Be quick to compliment and slow to criticize. Perform forgiveness.
  • Give 10% of your salary to your child’s teacher, to your teacher, or to a teacher.
  • Offer assistance to a neighbor; clean their kitchen, bathroom, etc., baby-sit, tutor, etc.
  • Study and teach the culture, arts, history and philosophies of Hip Hop.
  • Talk to young people about images & performances of today’s mainstream Rappers and DJs.
  • Acknowledge and celebrate the person or place that introduced you to Hip Hop.

Hip Hop Appreciation Week not only allows real Hiphoppas to promote their own concerts, lectures, workshops, art exhibits and cultural conferences, in their own communities raising money and opportunities for themselves and their families, but it also calls upon Hip Hop’s artists as well as those corporate entities that make money exploiting “hip-hop” to give back to the culture that has given them so much.

Hip Hop Appreciation Week is an opportunity to be a supporter of Hip Hop’s Culture, not just an exploiter of Hip Hop’s arts. The Temple of Hip Hop teaches that the true preservation of Hip Hop must include the preservation of Hip Hop’s people, not just its products and artifacts. This is why Hip Hop Appreciation Week is so important to Hip Hop’s further development; it is because Hip Hop Appreciation Week is an event that gives average everyday Hiphoppas an opportunity to make some money, teach some young people, and enjoy some real Hip Hop; basically preserving the Culture by BEING the Culture.

This year we will also be hosting several Official Temple Of Hip Hop Events during this important week in Hip Hop. If you are interested in becoming involved with this years HHAW Event Series, or seeking Interviews & Booking availability, please feel free to reach out directly at the information below.

For all info on how to book interviews, lectures, or events please contact:

 Minista Zin One or Kable Reid



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