08.11.2018 // Main & 4th // Vancouver Mural Festival // Vancouver B.C.
+ event production + music & dance curation + master of ceremonies
Presenters: Vancouver Mural Festival
Music: TableTutors DJ Academy, Wsuptiger, Creeasian, Timmy Boom Bap, DJ Abel, Moka Only, Missy D, The Stew Jamz, The Stunt Man
Workshop Teachers: Savage Rock (Breaking), Ru-Tang (MC’ing), Adam Ace (Graffiti), TableTutors (DJ’ing)
Battle DJ: Creeasian
Battle Judges: Sevi (Dirty Rotten Scoundrelz/NON), Momo (Diamonds in the Rough/Hoodz), Natasha Gorrie (Diamonds In The Rough)
Video & Photo Documentarians: Aaron Smith (Smith Video Productions), Chris Son
Artwork: Jel Rivera with Original Handstyles by Brother Jopa
Special Thanks: Caroline Loke, Sandra Panic, Chris Son, Bailey Creed, Helen Dang, Zac McMillan, Alex Gattey, Dylan Hyatt, Adrian Sinclair, Andrea Curtis, David Vertesi, Andy Buxton, Timmy Boom Bap, Niña Mendoza, Nicole Ebert, Karlis Kalnins, Kot, Rupert Common, DJ Relik, Vancouver Street Dance Community
Photo Credit: Chris Son, Gabriel Martins
 The 2nd annual ‘4 Elements of Hip Hop’ jam was thrown on the exact 45th Anniversary date of Hip Hop - August 11th. A man named Clive Campbell a.k.a. DJ Kool Herc, threw what was arguably the first hip hop party that ever existed. It took place in their block building in the Bronx, and had all the elements in full effect - Turntables and a sound system for Kool Herc's collection. The b-boys and b-girls throwing down on the breaks of the beat. MC's were jumping on the mic with freestyles and hooks, while Graffiti artists with spray cans, were bombing walls, tagging sketch books.
Photo: Diamonds In The Rough crew
Video by: Smith Video Production
 This year’s celebration was packed to the brim with a great line up of programming - free workshops in all 4 elements of hip hop (breaking, MC’ing, DJ’ing, and graffiti art). We had a surprise format 2 vs 2 All Styles Dance Battle with up to $400 in Cash and Prizes that were won. Drummer Timmy Boom Bap & DJ Abel put on a special set called Drums & Decks, with guest MC’s and vocalists - Moka Only (Swollen Members) and Missy D. We also had The Stew Jamz (A regular monthly music cypher jam community) come through and bless the mic.
Photo: Timmy Boom Bap on the drums
 A live beat showcase and fresh music for the All-Styles Dance battle was provided by Creeasian (Cree First Nations/Edmonton, AB) - our special out-of-town guest, who is also a dancer for ‘A Tribe Called Red’.
There were dance performances by two prominent crews from the Vancouver street dance community - Now Or Never breaking crew, and Diamonds In The Rough all female hip hop crew.
Last but not least, an all vinyl 45’s set on the 45th anniversary of hip hop was put together by turntablist, The Stunt Man, and his extensive 45’s record collection.
Photo: Now Or Never breaking crew
Photo: All Styles Battle judges Sevi, Natasha Gorrie, and Momo
Creeasian & DJ Abel
4 Elements of Hip Hop Jam 2017