2008 festival to feature DL Incognito and Bboys and Bgirls from Victoria, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax
Ottawa, Wednesday, May 21, 2008 – Only weeks away from Hip Hop 360 and the House of PainT festival! This year House of PainT, in partnership with Hip Hop 360 and the Canada Dance Festival, is proud to present DL Incognito as its feature MC performer. DL Incognito, named for his knack of ‘Delivering Lyrics on the Low’, is a Canadian Hip Hop Producer and Rapper who originally hails from Ottawa. DL’s 2004 album Life’s a Collection of Experiences received a 2005 Juno nomination for Best Rap Recording and his 2006 album Organic Music for a Digital World was nominated for 2007 Juno award in the same category. DL also runs his own record label, Nine Planets of Hip Hop. Montreal’s MC Malicious will open for DL.
House of PainT and Hip Hop 360 are also thrilled to be bringing some of the best Bboy and Bgirl crews from across Canada to the nation’s capital for the festival. The crews will perform choreographed pieces in the Street/Stage showcase taking place on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and will participate in the House of PainT breakdancing battle on June 15, 2008, taking the event to the next level. Invited crews are Filthee Feet from Victoria, F.A.M. from Toronto, Hear and Now Crew from Montreal, and Koala Corp from Halifax. For more information about Street/Stage visit www.canadadance.ca.
On Sunday, June 15, 2008, House of PainT will feature Break Dancers (Bboys and Bgirls), MCs (Rappers), DJs, and Graffiti Artists from Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and other Canadian cities. The artists will gather at the House of PainT, a legal urban art wall, to dance, rap, spin records, and paint under the Dunbar Bridgewhere Bronson Avenue crosses the Rideau River.
Once again graffiti artists will fill the grey underside of the bridge with colourful urban artwork while DJs fill the air with funk and hip hop, Break Dancers compete for prizes and MCs rock the mic on a stage set up under six lanes of fast-moving traffic heading north and south on Bronson. Members of the HipHop community will share their skills with Ottawa residents through mural painting and breakdancing lessons, as well as a talk on the history of Hip Hop.
Admission to the House of PainT is free and open to all. Expect to find non-vegetarian and vegetarian options at the BBQ and art for sale by participating artists.
So mark Sunday, June 15th in your calendars and come out and discover what all the excitement is about. See you “Under the Bridge!”
For more information contact:
Nika Alia Khan, House of PainT Communications Coordinator