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Words, Beats, & Life: Top Notch

11/4/2018 at 6:00 PM

In heated rounds of one-on-one battles, the nation’s most talented b-girls and b-boys will defend their legacies and compete for cash prizes at Hip Hop nonprofit Words Beats & Life’s eighth annual Top Notch competition.

This event takes place from 12-7pm with the preliminary round of Top Notch starting at 2pm! Fine Lines Paint Jam begins at 1p.m.!

Presented in collaboration with the Words Beats & Life Festival.

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Top Notch

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