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Angie Griffin

PH: 678.743.1767


Atlanta’s Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2011 Brings ‘Respect’ Back To The Community!

Atlanta City Council To Give Proclamation

At Press Conference on May 16th


Atlanta, GA (May 6, 2011) – The Temple Of Hiphop (created by Hip Hop Pioneer, KRS ONE) is pleased to announce that Hip Hop Appreciation Week (HHAW) 2011 is May 15-22 and the theme for this year is “RESPECT”!  Hip Hop Appreciation Week started in 1998 and is always celebrated during the third week of May.  Now celebrated in cities and countries around the world, it is a time for those who love and appreciate the culture of Hip Hop to come together and help de-criminalize the images of Hip Hop that are portrayed by the mainstream media.

This will be tenth year the Atlanta Hip Hop community celebrates HHAW. There are many ways in which people can demonstrate RESPECT; the Temple of Hiphop encourages people to do: work with individuals and organizations that are working to make their community better; end personal disputes with anyone you may have challenges with; network, build new alliances, form coalitions and partnerships that are mutually beneficial to all; become involved with a neighborhood watch group or community beautification committee; volunteer with non-profit organizations; share your gifts and talents with your community; these are just a few examples of what  people can do everyday around the world  as a Hiphop community.


Atlanta has a week full of events showing the spiritual, creative and cultural diversity of Hip Hop, starting with “HHAW Spiritual Opening Ceremony” at Inspirit Truth Center (Lindley Middle School) hosted by Minister Server. Throughout the week, there will be activities for the whole family, such as the “Increase the Peace”, for all ages at the Michael A. Grant Boys and Girls Club (South Cobb Recreation Center) in Austell. All other Atlanta HHAW engagements will be announced at the Press Conference and can be found at


WHAT: Press Conference – Proclamation being presented by Jay Tribby, Chief of Staff to Councilman Kwanza Hall

WHEN: Monday, MAY 16, 2011   6-8pm

WHERE: Cloud IX – 177 Peters Street Atlanta, GA  30313

MORE Info: (404) 681-4626

Now is the time, more than ever, for RESPECT in the Hip Hop community towards one another and especially oneself.  There’s no better time than now to work together to organize the people, the knowledge, the resources and continue to work through the challenges being faced domestically and globally. Hip Hop Appreciation Week gives ‘Hiphoppas’ a great opportunity to show the world who they are and what they are here to do!


MEDIA/PRESS interested in setting up interviews or for more information about weeks event, please email: and/or or call Angie Griffin directly at:  678.743.1767

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