May 11, 2009

Dee Dee Cocheta
PH: 888.525.0901 ext. 705

Atlanta’s Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2009 Brings ‘Cooperation’ To The Community!
Atlanta City Councilman, Kwanza Hall To Give Proclamation
At Press Conference on May 15th

Atlanta, GA (May 5, 2009) – The Temple Of Hiphop (created by Hip Hop Pioneer, KRS ONE) is pleased to announce that Hip Hop Appreciation Week (HHAW) 2009 is May 17-24 and the theme for this year is “COOPERATION”! Hip Hop Appreciation Week started in 1998 and is always celebrated during the third week of May. Now celebrated in cities and countries around the world, it is a time for those who love the culture of Hip Hop to come together and help de-criminalize the images of Hip Hop that are portrayed by the mainstream media.
This will be the eighth year for the Atlanta Hip Hop community celebrates HHAW. There are many ways in which people can demonstrate COOPERATION; the Temple of Hiphop encourages people to do: work with individuals and organizations that are working to make their community better; end personal disputes with anyone you may have challenges with; network, build new alliances, form coalitions and partnerships that are mutually beneficial to all; become involved with a neighborhood watch group or community beautification committee; volunteer with non-profit organizations; share your gifts and talents with your community; these are just a few examples of what people can do everyday around the world as a Hip Hop community.

Atlanta has a week full of events showing the spiritual, creative and cultural diversity of Hip Hop, starting with a Pre-HHAW event on May 15th with, “Investing in Our Youth” Seminar at Forest Hills Academy. May 17th will officially begin HHAW 2009 with, “Food For The Spirit”- A Wholistic Hiphop Experience” at The Grounds Coffee House. Throughout the week, there will be activities for the whole family, the “Rhythm and Rhymes”, for children 3mths – 5yrs old; the “End Of The School Year Jam” for teenagers; the Hip Hop Walk to the Top of Stone Mountain; Sisters Unite in Hip Hop; one of the highlights will be the May 21st concert featuring KRS ONE, BuckShot, Killer Mike, Bone Crusher, Stacy Epps, Nappy Roots and many others at the Loft! There are several more HHAW engagements that will be announced at the kick-off Press Conference.

WHAT: Press Conference – Proclamation being presented by Councilman Kwanza Hall
WHEN: FRIDAY MAY 15, 2009 4-6pm
WHERE: Apache Café – 64 3rd St. Atlanta, GA 30308
MORE Info: (678) 663-5998
Now is the time, more than ever, for COOPERATION in the Hip Hop community to work together to organize the people, the knowledge, the resources and continue to work through the challenges being faced domestically and globally. Furthermore, Hip Hop Appreciation Week gives ‘Hiphoppas’ a great opportunity to show the world who they are and what they are here to do!

MEDIA/PRESS interested in setting up interviews or for more information about weeks event, please email: and/or or call Dee Dee Cocheta directly at: 404.423.5182



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