- Event Kickoff, 2/5:, opens a new window Teens are invited to join the BPL and THHT expert professionals , opens a new windowLightfoot and Flash (N.B.S.), who will be giving helpful guidelines to artists as well as sharing tracks from THHT alumni. The event will be held on the BPL Twitch channel , opens a new windowand will include a Q&A for teens interested in participating.
- Music Maker Workshop, 2/17, opens a new window: For teens participating in the Music Maker Showdown, the BPL and THHT will host , opens a new windowprofessional audio producer Lightfoot and rap titans Red Shaydez and Flash (N.B.S.) to answer questions and give teens real-time advice and encouragement on their submissions. The event will be held on Zoom and participants are encouraged to join, regardless of experience level.
- Award Celebration, 3/5:, opens a new window Teens who submitted music, or are interested in working in the music industry in general, are invited to join the award celebration. The event will feature a panel of industry judges who will share submission clips and announce the contest winners. It will be held on the BPL Twitch channel, opens a new window.
About the Hip Hop Transformation
The Hip Hop Transformation (THHT) is an award-winning program for youth between the ages of 14-18 offered by the Cambridge Community Center in partnership with the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program, and the Cambridge Safety Net Collaborative. THHT teaches teens the history of hip hop culture, the role hip hop culture plays in their lives and society, and equips students with the resource and support to produce, write, record, perform, and distribute their own authentic hip hop music.
THHT is made possible through generous contributions from community members, local businesses, and foundations including The Boston Foundation’s Shout Syndicate Fund, Massachusetts Cultural Council’s YouthReach Program, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Lewis Prize for Music.