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Rapper Elzhi headlines Berkeley’s 17th Hip Hop in the Park

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Rapper Elzhi headlined the 17th annual Hip Hop in the Park, a Cal student-organized festival in People’s Park. Photo: Ted Friedman

On Saturday, around 200 people descended on People’s Park in Berkeley for the 17th annual Hip Hop in the Park festival.

Organizers, Students for Hip Hop, a UC Berkeley group, said this year’s list of performers was one of the most diverse to date.

“Detroit’s best kept secret,” rapper Elzhi, a former member of Slum Village, was the headliner. Other performers on the line-up included MC Aisha Fukushima, Mik Nawooj, Hoodini, Rico Pabon, Nu Dekades, and producer G-Jones. The festival featured graffiti art, dancing, and DJ-ing.

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An estimated 200 people came to Hip Hop in the Park, which is organized under the umbrella of UC Berkeley’s ASUC. Photo: Ted Friedman
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Graffiti art is part of the Hip Hop gathering and paint supplies were paid for by Cal students. Photo: Ted Friedman
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A crowd watches Detroit rapper Elzhi perform on Saturday, May 4, in Berkeley. Photo: Ted Friedman

Related:
Hip Hop in the Park marking its 16th year in Berkeley [05.07.12]


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