City Lights

Hip-Hop x God

deejaying &
breaking &
emceeing &
graffiti writing &
knowing (discovering/following) Christ

We do this by keeping our culture, having a relationship with God, and treating people with love, respect, etc. All this without any pressure/expectations to leave hip-hop, your crews, or to do Gospel versions of the elements.

People x Culture

Both faith and hip-hop are things that are much better when experienced than from a distance. So come by our events. You can meet some authentic and accepting people who are learning/growing a relationship with God in a way that's relevant and natural to us "hip-hop heads". Or just come for the dope hip-hop elements.

Open sessions is a free spot where b-boys and b-girls can practice. Every Monday, 6:30-9:30pm, at 300 Steeles Avenue East (Bayview & Steeles in Toronto, use the upper east side doors). Good floor. Good tunes. Good vibes. Let's build our skillz and build each other up.

A time to read the Bible, ask questions, share stories, and pray with each other. More than discussing Scripture together in a way that's understandable and relatable, it's a time to be equipped to do life with God. Two locations every Sunday, both at 7:30pm: 1875 Leslie Street (Goose and Firkin) and 2205 Bloor Street West (Swan and Firkin).

In conjunction with Krosswerdz of Australia, we held an international, hip-hop and Christian conference called Uprock Canada. It was a time to learn about the hip-hop elements, check out a concert, and see what a life with God in hip-hop looks like. Click here to see the details of this year's!

On the third Saturdays of each month, it's a time for hip-hop to give back to others by serving meals to the marginalised in the neighbourhood. Currently on hiatus (as our dope hosts are taking a well-deserved break), check back in the fall to join us.

There are steps between writing lyrics and performing on stage. We're renting a rehearsal studio for emcees, poets, and others to practice. Whether it's your skillz, a song, or a stage set, Free Practice is a space for artists to help each other improve. These are on hold for November and December, but look for them to come back "bigger and deffer" ;) in January.

Life x Faith

Real hip-hop. Real Jesus Christ. Real forgiveness. Real love. Real acceptance. Real authenticity. Real journey. Real adventure. Real security. Real peace. Real living. Real change. Real truth. Real freedom. Real hope. Real healing. Real purpose. Real interactions with God. Real impact. Real improvement. Real fun. Real joy. Real friendships. Real belonging. Real power. Real relevance. Real meaningful. Real good. Real redemption. Real eternity. Real dope. Real worth it.

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