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'POP+ Hip Hop: Celebrating The Queens' to Explore Womxn in the Art Form and the Culture

MoPOP POP+ Hip Hop Celebrating the Queens

Coinciding with Washington State Hip Hop History Month, MoPOP’s POP+ programming is exploring womxn in the art form and the culture this November through POP+ Hip Hop: Celebrating the Queens, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union.

Through programs, performances, artifacts, and panel discussions, discover how—despite being marginalized, underpaid, underrepresented, and underrated in hip hop music and culture for decades—womxn have always been integral to the art form and the culture. We will be displaying artifacts from our hip hop collections on site at MoPOP, as well as hosting digital events for hip hop lovers of every age (check out all our online activations below!).

Stephy Styles

Dance Instagram Takeover ft. Stephy Styles

Stephanie Caballero AKA Stephy Styles, Jersey City Native and NYC based dancer, educator, activist, event producer, and MC host. Member of Ladies Adios an all Bgirl and all-styles crew, that was co-founded in NYC 2016. Stephy is also a founder and co-creator of "A Jam Called Tribe" an annual community fundraiser jam. Studio 54 Waackers Session also originated while based in NYC as a social media platform to educate about 70s and 80s culture, and to uplift BIPOC waackers in our waacking community.

I Am Chamel

Emcee Instagram Takeover ft. I Am Chamel (hosted by 206 Zulu)

Hosted by 206 Universal, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing accessible spaces while serving communities through the upliftment, preservation, and celebration of hip hop culture, this IG takeover will feature one of Seattle’s rising hip hop stars.

MoPOP Book Club selection: 'On the Come Up' by Angie Thomas

MoPOP Book Club Discussion: On the Come Up

  • Wednesday, November 18, 4 p.m. PT
  • Livestream (registration required)

Join us for a livestream discussion of MoPOP's Book Club selection: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas.

Anna Banana Freeze

Dance Instagram Takeover ft. Anna Banana Freeze

Anna Banana Freeze is a b-girl and teaching artist from the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle. She is the founder/instructor of Mini BREAKS dance and one of the only two womxn in the world-renown, award-winning breaking crew, Massive Monkees, serving as a performer, leader and sister.

Missy Elliott

Queen of Hip Hop Paint & Sip ft. Claudia Villalobos

  • Friday, November 20, 6 p.m. PT
  • Livestream (registration required)

Join us from the comfort of your home for a virtual Paint Night hosted by Claudia Villalobos. We’ll be celebrating one of the most amazing and influential womxn in hip hop culture: Missy Elliott, whose influence has had a lasting impact on the genre’s sound, look, and style.

First Tech Federal Credit Union is a proud supporting sponsor of MoPOP's POP+ programming.

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The Museum of Pop Culture’s mission is to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities.