DC Commision on the ARts and Humanities Awards Kokayi With Sister Cities Grant
On April 22, 2013 Carl “Kokayi Walker was honored with the Sister Cities grant which will fund his Project DC to Senegal. He is collaborating with Nomadic Wax and Africulturban Cultural Center in Pikine, Senegal to present workshops on music business, positive community engagement and the building of the creative economy.
This track is an introduction to Outspoken & The Essence and the group’s own interpretation of hip-hop. It is a conversation starter to the double album release, which will come out on May 16 (2013). The track speaks on rapper Outspoken’s influences growing up and where his focus remains today. ‘The SlaveMasters Whip’ represents the duality of taking control of his own future, but in doing so, inevitably having that future control him; drive and determination thus becoming his own master.
At the 2012 Trinity International Hip Hop Festival, the battling b-boys took a break and the judges took a turn rocking for the crowd.
Series Producer: Nomadic Wax & World Hip Hop Market
Dancers: Pepe (Funky Universe), Tiger (Zulu Bratz), Sweet Lu (United Outkast), Kid Glyde
Music: DJ Stealth
Event Host: Kid Glyde (Dynamic Rockers)
Cameras: Magee McIlvaine, Amanda Mansson, Andrew Bridge, Chioma Ozuzu, Michael Stewart
Editor: Magee McIlvaine
Producer: Greg Schick
Venue: Trinity College International Hip Hop Festival in Hartford, CT. (2012)