Freedom, Emancipation, Independence | Hip Hop
There is much misunderstanding when one refers to the (all encompassing) term Hip Hop. Since we all know what Blockchain is, we hope to enlighten you by sharing our story and why we feel it’s so important to represent Hip Hop on the Blockchain with this introduction for our new supporters as well as those finding us through the awesome @sndbox!
We have incorporated key elements of the Fawohodie symbol in our “logo” because we felt it fit perfectly our vision of what Blockchain technology can provide all of us: Freedom, Emancipation and Independence.
It was just around 3 months ago when we began our journey on the Steem Blockchain, embarking on a mission to use Edutainment as a means to reach a wider audience and bring more (Hip Hop) content creators to a platform that can not only benefit them financially but is also free (for the most part) of censorship and supportive of the arts. If you want to flashback to our first Introduction post just click here.
We are focused on the following:
- Hip Hop Culture from past to present
- Celebrating the diverse nature of the Elements
- Inspiring freedom of expression through participation
- Postive personal growth of all our members
- Support of community-level Hip Hop activities
- Funding projects (future goal)
Take a look at what we’ve accomplished so far!
So what have we managed to accomplish over the past 3+ months? I think this is vital for us to share in this (re)introduction post because it covers a lot of who we are and what we are trying to do here.
World Of Hip Hop was our first community collaboration with @neutronenkind and aims to put Hip Hop on the map, quite literally. There’s a link under the photo that will give you more information and recaps all our posts thus far for this segment.
In March 2018, @vandigital went to NYC and Puerto Rico in an effort to meet Brock Pierce and pitch Hip Hop The Blockchain for further support of the project. Things didn’t quite work out the way he planned, but you can catch a recap here.
A Hip Hop The Blockchain anthem was put together by @djlethalskillz & @vandigital to further the “Edutainment” aspect of our project. A lot of time, energy & money was invested in this in hopes that it would bring about more awareness for our collective endeavors here on Steemit, and on a host of other Blockchain platforms. Here’s the Music Video that was released at the beginning of June 2018.
We have also managed to put two of our (highly active) community members in the Spotlightfor the community to learn more about them.
We are still waiting for more members to complete the interview questions and invite others who would like to be featured to contact us via our Discord. Don’t sleep!
It’s been challenging, as mentioned above, but it doesn’t mean we don’t want to support Hip Hop related projects as much as we can. In fact we’re happy supporters of the Broken Brain Steem Powered Tour as we feel that @definitionmusic is on a similar path in advocating Steemit for Hip Hop content creators and doing this work in the real-world through a tour. Show your support by upvoting posts from @asonintrigue @omegarift @blackliq@fatherearth & @wolfnworbeikood!
Coming up next is a new segment entitled “5ifth Element” that is all about Knowledge, which is commonly known as the 5th Element of Hip Hop Culture. This segment is curated by @vandigital but is open for any of the community to contribute to, as every Hip Hop scene around the world has its own “origin story” that should be shared!
Look at where we are now!
It is such an honor to have Hip Hop The Blockchain in the 2nd Cohort of @sndbox‘s incubator project and we are super excited to step our game up and bring more impactful content to our audience. We’ve got a lot of respect for what @voronoi and @hansikhouse are doing and we hope to do the same in the future for the Hip Hop community on the Blockchain! And as much as don’t like promoting ourselves on other platforms we created a post specifically for that here.
We want to thank everyone who has supported our journey thus far! It’s because of you and the community that we are doing this and we can’t do it without you!
Empower artists, writers, musicians, non-profits and community initiatives – delegate Steem Power to @sndbox (using the links below) or follow our curation trail. Learn more about Sndbox – watch our introduction, here.