Hip-Hop x Faith
Our mission is for the hip-hop community to find/build love and life.
We do this by keeping our culture, knowing Jesus Christ, and treating people like crew.
All without any pressure/expectations to leave your crews or do Gospel versions of the elements.
(If you don't, won't, or feel that you can't believe, or just have a lot of doubts and questions, come by anyway. We'll still love and respect ya, our events are designed to benefit you, they're fun and good, and it's still dope hip-hop.)
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, 6-9pm, 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.
Last year, 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!
A homie is leading get-togethers 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 faith. Every Sunday, 7:30pm, at 1875 Leslie Street (Goose and Firkin).
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. First Thursdays of the month at 260 Emerson Ave, 7-9pm, in the Street room.
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.
Life is better when not done alone (and with people who'll love you). Crew Therapy is a time to safely share about how we've been (you can pass if you want) with laughing, crying, venting, or celebrating. Feel free to hit us up on email for a listening ear and/or prayer.
God x Living
Real hip-hop. Real Jesus Christ. Real forgiveness. Real love. Real acceptance. Real authenticity. Real journey. Real adventure. Real security. Real peace. Real life. 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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