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Multimedia Storytelling Summer Program for Kids 8-18

 The Media Rhythm Institute (MRI) is running a six week Hip Hop songwriting and documentary-making courses for kids aged 8-18, July 10 – August 18, 2017 at The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture. The first museum ever built in the US, the storied Peale will host the newest kinds of multimedia storytelling about the places and people of Baltimore thanks to courses taught by iRhyme and Channel Me Media. The Media Rhythm Institute is a new partnership between Channel Me Media and iRhyme, which was recently featured on WBAL and WMAR

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Jim Hurdle – Curators of Hip Hop Feature


Born in Hawaii and raised in El Paso, TX, Jim Hurdle has a unique fusion of influences from east coast to southern hip hop styles. Not only is he a rapper but he’s a producer that creates the majority of his own music. His latest and first album “Something’s Gotta Give” serves as his intro into what he strives to be a long career.  

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From Malcolm to Hip Hop


“From Malcolm to Hip Hop” is a talk series that first take place in Taipei, Taiwan with our global partners at the lifestyle brand known as Dssent. 

The inspiration for the event comes after Dssent and Curators of Hip Hop discussed wanting to collaborate on a project that focused on the theme of “Legacy”.  

Along with the talk, Dssent and COHH will release a line of clothing starting off with a T-Shirt dedicated to Malcolm.  

Curators Co-Founder, Jermaine Fletcher will lead the discussion by breaking down for the Taiwan audience the importance and relevance of Malcolm to Hip Hop culture.  For many in Taiwan, this is their first exposure to Malcolm X and various layers of the civil rights movement of the 1950s-1960s. 

 (In particular, the focus is on the elements of the emcee and knowledge were key talking points.   

Stay tuned for continued segments and workshops from this ongoing conversation.  


Freedom Codes – Baltimore Edition 01

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You can call it the TED Talks of Hip Hop!
Freedom Codes is a new platform Curators is launching along with Changa Music Productions that takes place in the form of multimedia presentations and live performances.

The presentations and performances are designed as a way of expressing new solutions and strategies to existing problems from a Hip Hop Cultural perspective.

This event series will be built on the collaboration efforts made on a  local, state and regional level .  Solution Seekers will be sought out in multiple cities to participate and help offer the greatest value to our event series and their prospective communities.

Eventbrite Link

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The Legacy Tour 2016


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The Legacy Tour of 2016 was a major success.
Here are some of the cities visited during the multi city collaboration with colleges, libraries and brands.

Duquesne University
February 8th 5-7pm in the Africa Room of the Student Union 1000 Locust St. Pittsburgh, PA  15219.


Morehouse College
February 11, 2016 – Sale Hall:  7:30pm Film Screening & Panel

February 12, 2016:  Apache Cafe
For tickets to see Carolyn Malachi & Dee-1 live visit here.


Florida State University
February 19, 2016:
Student Life Cinema:  Film Screening 7:00pm
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Club Down Under
February 20, 2016

Headlining this show will be Dynasty and Carolyn Malachi.
To learn more and mark the calendar for this event check the official Facebook Event page hosted by Club Down Under.

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Tour Overview:
The 2016 “My Legacy” Tour is a collaborative effort that features emerging and up-and-coming musicians, tech specialist and filmmakers of today, in an effort to inspire young people by showing them examples of diverse African Americans who are successful in the creation of positive and uncompromising art.

This year, we aim to specifically educate, build and create new collaborative strategies around preserving hip hop culture, building institutions through advocating for in increase in independence and entrepreneurship within urban culture.

Why Legacy?
At Curators of Hip Hop, we feel it is extremely important to plan and build strong foundations for Hip Hop culture that can stand for generations.   By constantly learning and innovating, we as a collective, there are unmet opportunities to be gained by the strategic leadership and collaboration.

We understand that ‘Legacy’ is something far larger than Hip Hop but also comprehend that Hip Hop culture has the potential  to connect to the youth who will ultimately lead the future in some way, shape or form.

Stay up to date on our social media @thecohh (Twitter/IG) for campaign competition and tour updates under the hashtag

#MyLegacy #MyLegacyTour