The Creative Ecosystem’s Youth Leadership Committee invited local DC metro area youth to present their response to the question “Whose world is this?” based on the iconic Nas track “The World is Yours” through a series of open mic styled performance showcases from January through March. Youth were able to present their response through poems, monologues, raps and song. Live DJs will accompany this performance featuring the winners from the three competitions. This event is presented in collaboration with DC Youth Slam Team and FRESHH, Inc. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.
Writer, director, and performer Holly Bass hosts an event celebrating the Kennedy Center’s “What's Going On…NOW” campaign, featuring members of the DC Slam Team, a group comprised of local spoken word artists, and Words, Beats, and Life, an organization that works to transform individual lives and communities through hip hop.