Hip Hop Student Association at OSU

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Hip Hop Student Association at OSU

[Pictures] Dance Against Hunger

March 8th, 2013 · No Comments · HHSA

As finals approach, I can’t help but think how much this club has done this quarter.  We participated in countless shows, hosted successful Workshop Wednesdays, and built relationships with other clubs.  It has been a very successful quarter in my eyes.

Next quarter, we will need to elect new officers to continue growing the club.  Please step up!  We need motivated individuals to lead and represent the club.  There is much more potential in this club and I hope this continues next year.

Good luck with finals everyone, and be on the look out for some updates to the Hip Hop Student Association website!  I’ve got some work to do spring break.  Oh ya, like the title says, Dance Against Hunger pictures below.



T-shirt Contest / Upcoming Events

February 15th, 2013 · No Comments · HHSA

Hey OSU!

The Hip Hop Student Association is looking to make t-shirts this year and we need your help.  We know some of you out there have crazy ideas for t-shirts and we really want to have the best club t-shirt on campus.  So we need people to design and submit t-shirts to kyle.mannari (at) osuhhsa.com .  The designs will be voted on by the HHSA officers, and the winning design gets a $100 gift card to Karmaloop.com!  Plus, on top of the gift card, you’ll receive a free t-shirt of your design.  Our contest is over in 9 days, Februrary 24th, so design a t-shirt fast and send it my way.  For any updates check out our website at osuhhsa.com

Last weekend a few of us danced in the Beavs Helping Kids dance marathon.  The vibe there was really energetic and we were happy to help out.  Thanks for the invite BHK!  This weekend we’ll be performing in a “Cultural Affair” by ISOSU and INTOSU, and  the following weekend at Dance Against Hunger.  Find more information on where to purchase tickets on their Facebook pages or look them up on MU events.



Macklemore – The Heist

November 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments · HHSA

Hey all, I finally got the review on Macklemore’s new album The Heist on the website.  Be sure and give it a quick read, I briefly talked about my favorite songs off the album.  Seattle Hip Hop is Alive and Well.  Such a dope album.  Support your artists and buy!

Also, we’ve managed to raise $100 for the club by promoting Karmaloop rep code REDBULL.  Such a feat.  All of the work was done by myself from blogging alone.  Really great opportunity to raise funds for the club.  Please take the time and share the Karmaloop page on your social accounts – Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr.  Doing so will help spread the word.  Be on the look out for contests to win giftcards to Karmaloop too!  Should be fun.

Also, there’s a promotional sale going on right now for Karmaloop winter jackets.  Get 25% off by using promo code FRZ and combine that with rep code REDBULL for an additional percent off.  Refer your friends!


Halftime Show at Homecoming Football Game!

October 21st, 2012 · No Comments · HHSA

Did you guys all catch the black out game where the Beavers made history??  Well did you see the half time performance that the Hip Hop Student Association was part of??  I’m super proud of all our performers who did an amazing job to the Bruno Mars The Lazy Song.  Really exciting to see this club being part of such an event.


As soon as I receive a link to a video I’ll have the performance posted to the official HHSA webpage.  More importantly I’ll have some of the members who performed give some feedback on the process of practice, rehearsing, and performing.  Another thing I would like to bring to your attention is a new Karmaloop sale going on, where select items are 25% off.  If you do shop at Karmaloop and want to save some money, while helping raise money for the club, then check out the Karmaloop blog on our site too.  Every little bit helps, and will help us fund events in the future.


Really excited to see if we can get into more halftime shows in the future.  Thank you so much OSU’s Marching Band for giving us the opportunity!




Dixon Rec Night Cypher

October 19th, 2012 · No Comments · HHSA

There’s a cypher happening tonight!  Come to Dixon’s After Dark event and watch us have a quick little cypher.  Should be fun and entertaining, everyone be ready to dance.  Also, if you’re free, then come to our open practice tonight to watch and learn or practice on your own in Dixon’s multipurpose rooms from 7 – 9pm.  Then around 9:45 is when we should be prepared to cypher down in the lower courts.

Check the website for the next upcoming general meeting, scheduled for next week.


Welcome back to OSU

October 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment · HHSA

Hey everyone, sorry for not posting sooner.  It’s been such a busy time moving into a new house and getting back into the groove of school.  Already, HHSA has been asked to perform in multiple events!  Down in Eugene, Oregon some of our hip hop dancers will be reppin for us, and supporting U of O’s hip hop dance club.  Also, looks for us at a football game half time show really soon!  Should be really fun and good.

Also I would like to point out the completed new layout to the website and a new streetwear blog, featuring new arrival items from Karmaloop, and offering special Karmaloop codes for discounts.  I will begin posting about new hip hop music soon, I’ve just really been focusing on the fashion blog.  Give it a look when you have a chance, I provide my honest opinion on fashion and only choose my favorite items to arrive on Karmaloop.

On a final note, we’ve had a couple of general meetings now and below are the minutes from the first one:

Ice Breaker: Name Game


Who we are:

President: Edward Pham

VP and Treasurer: Zihan Wang

Secretary: Brian Destine

Historian: John Zhang

PR: Julie Phan and Jon Chea

Webmaster: Kyle Mannari


What we do:

As officers

President: Leads the meeting

VP and Treasurer: works with the budget and reserves the room

Secretary: takes notes, notifies members of events

Historian: takes pictures

PR: relations to other organizations

Webmaster: takes care of the websites

As members

Participate during events by either being there or performing

Have fun together

As an organization on campus

Express our passion and the community of hip hop to the outer OSU community

Previous history was there was a big community back in ’05

Trying to include everyone: dancers, DJs, MCs, etc.


Goals for the year

Short term

Club promotion

Again get the other genre members to our club

Dance workshops

Ballroom dance club

Workshops: 1st time free, pay a term fee or $5 fee

Meetings beyond dance practices and general meeting: i.e. committees


Long term

Creating different committees within Hip Hop art




Other free expression such as poetry

Luck One (artist)


Club fundraisers

Dance Fundraiser: pledge money to how long you can dance for

Events in collaboration with other org.’s on campus

Recruitment and retention of members

Annual/traditional events – ie hip hop showcase


Events in the Past

Participation in Breakin’ Down the MU dance battle

Event that the Pharm Dept. that we participated in

Dance Against Hunger

Feel Good Organization brings dancers from different regions in OR and Washington to showcase and proceeds go to charity

MU Quad Dance Cypher

Flash mobs/cyphers: various MU quad events, Fred Meyer Night

Culture Shock

Showcase/Talent Show occurred last Spring

Beaver Community Fair

Occurs first week every Fall and we had a booth there


Upcoming events

Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song football game halftime show (10/20)

Duck Street Dance Club showcase (10/27) – Tentative

Trail Blazer Game Support for Jeremy Lin/Asian Heritage Night (4/5)

Breakin’ Down the MU – (January 2013)

Dance Against Hunger – Winter Term



A beat-boxing competition


Def Con 5 | 20 Year Anniversary Jam | Sat. August 18th

August 17th, 2012 · No Comments · HHSA

Def Con 5 | 20 Year Anniversary Jam | Sat. August 18th


  • Saturday, Aug 18, 5:00PM – 10:00PM at Bossanova Ballroom



popchips Presents:
—Def Con 5’s 20 Year Anniversary Jam!—-

A Hip Hop Party honoring the DJ, Emcee, Bboy, & Graf Artist

Saturday, August 18th
@ Bossanova Ballroom
722 E Burnside Street,
Portland, OR 97214

5pm – 10pm

Bar for the 21+

21+ After Party following the event (in the upstairs of Bossanova Ballroom)

$5 Cover
10:30pm – 2am
featuring DJ Neil Armstrong (NYC – JayZ’s touring DJ/adidas Global Ambassador), DJ Wicked & More

Presented by popchips
(www.popchips.com – @popchipspdx – #lovetriangles)

For 20 years Def Con 5 has been the driving force in the representation and cultivation of Hip Hop in Portland, Oregon. On August 18, 2012 we will celebrate our 20 year anniversary and invite you to join us for this monumental event.

Come and experience Hip Hop at its finest!

Live Graffiti by Frustr8 and Tazroc, Cuttin’ and Scratchin’ by the Northwest’s top DJs, B-Boys and B-Girls catching wreck in cyphers and Emcee’s blessing the mic are what to expect at this event.

Don’t miss out.
Be a part of Portland’s Hip Hop History!

Watch the Def Con 5 Anniversary Jam Trailer!

Def Con 5 Anniversary Live Promo Mix by DJ Wicked (Free Download): www.sharebeast.com/8zi7k8kd2ck3

Performances by:

(NYC – Former Jay-Z Touring DJ & adidas Global Ambassador – www.5thplatoon.com)

Don’t Talk to the Cops (SEA – http://on.fb.me/MYGCJI)
Serge Severe (PDX – http://bit.ly/KGqFb3)
Luck One (PDX – facebook.com/luckonepdx)
Mic Crenshaw (PDX – facebook.com/miccrenshaw)
Theory Hazit (PDX – facebook.com/theoryhazitofsi)
Rocket One (PDX – facebook.com/aragonjosh)
My-G (PDX – facebook.com/MYG503)
J-Ritz & Saywords (PDX – undeniablemuzik.com)

DJ Wicked (PDX – facebook.com/deejaywicked)
DJ Sake (Cali – facebook.com/saratoga.sake)
DJ Reckless (PDX – facebook.com/quincyfranklin76)
DJ Mello Cee (PDX – facebook.com/mello.cee.1)
DJ GrimRock (PDX)
DJ Renz (PDX – akadjrenz.com)
DJ Deff Ro (PDX – facebook.com/DeffRo1)
DJ Mestizo (PDX – facebook.com/mezmatos
DJ Mighty Moves (PDX – djmightymoves.com)

Invited B-boy Crews

Massive Monkees (SEA – facebook.com/massivemonkees)
Filthee Feet (Vancouver, BC – famouscircle.com)
Dance Broomz (Tacoma – facebook.com/dancebroomz)
Fraggle Rock (SEA – f-rockclothing.com)
Soul Felons (Northwest – http://on.fb.me/QuF0M2)
Moon Patrol (PDX – facebook.com/moonpatrolcrew)
Portland City Rockers (PDX – http://youtu.be/juVezENEA9w)
New Birth Crew (PDX – facebook.com/NewBirthCrew)
Battle Reflexes (SEA – facebook.com/13ATTLE12EFLEXES)
Wicked FX Crew (Medford – facebook.com/wickedfxcrew)
Rhythm Bandits (PDX)
Tru Roots (Salem – facebook.com/truroots)
Soul Beat Crew (PDX)

Invited b-boy crews will be doing special surprise cypher battles against eachother that we will announce throughout the night, stay on your toes!

For more information, sponsorship inquiries, or to order shirts
go to www.defcon5crew.com

Support From:

Cam’s Cuts (www.camscuts.com)
Higher Calling Apparel (www.highercallingapparel.com)
Grant Michael Industrial (http://on.fb.me/PdGvR2)
Follow Def Con 5:

Instagram: DefCon5Crew
Twitter: @DefCon5Crew

Tag the event on Twitter:

Also, there are a lot of new items landing on Karmaloop.  Be sure to check it out for the latest back-to-school clothing.  They carry brands like OBEY, Free People, Diamond Supply, Quiksilver and more.  They are the leaders in online street fashion, and have hundred of brands.  Everyday during the week they are receiving new gear, and posting new discount offers.
Use karmaloop rep code at check out to save money, and also help raise money for our club HHSA.  Check out our website for the latest coupons and promotions.  There’s a blog on the page also, where I post my favorite new items that Karmaloop posts everyday.  Be sure to check it out, since shopping season is here.  Pick up sweatshirts, tees, a new pair of jeans, and sneakers so you’re ready and look good for fall quarter.


Deep #5 – All Styles Dance Battle this Weekend

July 26th, 2012 · No Comments · HHSA

  • Deep #5 | Monthly All-styles Battle & Dance Party | Sat. July 28thDeep #5 | Monthly All-styles Battle & Dance Party | Sat. July 28thSaturday, Jul 28, 6:00PM – 11:00PM at The Slate
  • Saturday July 28th, 2012ComputerFAM presents…=Deep #5=
    “The Solitaire Edition”

    Brought to you by Sol Republic (www.solrepublic.com) & Verizon (www.verizon.com)

    Deep is an all-ages dance party and 2 on 2 all-styles battle in Portland, OR that happens on the last Saturday of every month. All-styles battles are open discipline dance-offs where krumpers, breakers, waackers, lockers, hip-hop dancers and more freestyle against one another. The DJ plays a mix of music that includes everything from hip-hop to jazz and dancers have to react on the spot to whatever is being played.

    The fifth installment of Deep will feature a solitaire battle. For solitaire, all competitors sign up on their own. We take the names, throw them in a hat and break them up into 4 groups. These massive crews will then battle one another and whichever group gets eliminated is out. We then take all the names, throw them back into the hat and break the group up into two large crews again and so on and so forth until only two dancers remain for the finals. It is again 100% crowd judged and of course, the parents battle will also be included in the line-up of events for the evening.

    Deep #5 performances include Paint Dance, Durante Lambert’s Queen, Def Con 5 and The Beat Bangerz

    Hosted by ComputerFAM & Mightee Moves

    Video recap of Deep #4: http://t.co/7y4S5wX6

    Video recap of Deep #3: http://t.co/jy4gAvpo

    Video recap of Deep #2: http://t.co/5jQOAAR9

    Video recap of Deep #1: http://t.co/ROzDvXqm

    Videos @ www.youtube.com/charactercult courtesy of Everett Bouwer & Thomas Chung


    6:00PM-11:00PM @ The Slate (2001 NW 19th #104 Portland, OR)

    $5 cover w/RSVP | $10 without


    How to RSVP:
    1) Click attending and you will be put on the list automatically
    2) Bringing friends? Post their full names on the wall or invite them to the event and have them click attending themselves
    3) Please don’t click attending and then double RSVP by posting your own name again

    All-ages event | Open bar for 21+ w/ID courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing

    @computerfam | #GoDeep | www.computerfam.com


    ++Official 21+ after party++

    @ Someday Lounge (125 NW 5th)

    w/DJ Nature & ComputerFAM


    Solitaire battle registration (post name + crew + style of dance + city on the wall):

    1) Khaos
    2) That Dancer Kidd
    3) Bear
    4) Peter Pham
    5) Alan K
    6) Matt (Worn Soles)
    7) Hydrostep
    8 ) Claudine Lee
    9) Eric
    10) Harvo
    11) Chucks
    12) Genesis
    13) Hella Guapo
    14) Rakim Beasley
    15) Chi Rod
    16) Baby Bully
    17) Suspence
    18) Blazy
    19) C-stylez
    20) Yen Boogie
    21) Chadzilla
    22) Gutta Snubb
    23) Nicholas Chrisman
    24) Baby Goose
    25) Stylin Rite
    26) Marty Party
    27) B.Doug
    28) Drift
    29) Cali Kidd
    30) JB
    31) Nita
    32) Paula Metzler
    33) Sushi
    34) Furuya
    35) William Jay
    36) A-Jam
    37) Dre-Skeez
    38) Liz
    39) Dekoi
    40) Jamel Moxey
    41) Elya
    42) Allen Rivera
    43) Intisar
    44) Z
    45) TJ
    46) Faze
    47) Accan
    48) Austin
    49) Chaoticks
    50) Zack Vowell
    51) DubStikz
    52) Flowone
    53) Pedro
    54) Lawrence
    55) Caitlynn
    56) Mario Him
    57) Melanie
    58) TigerClaw
    59) Latya Caples
    60) Erika Bianca
    61) Special K
    62) Dez
    63) Horizun
    64) Killam
    65) Mowgly
    66) Rona
    67) Ben Lam



    Deep – Vol. 5 (Slow Jams, Raggae) -> www.sharebeast.com/5urna6x58oss

    Deep – Vol. 4 (80s & 90s) -> www.sharebeast.com/yqgheg0u1tvx

    Deep – Vol. 3 (Soul, Nu-disco) -> www.mediafire.com/?8kd3198o377gnjy

    Deep – Vol. 2 (R&B / Future Soul / Hip-Hop) -> www.mediafire.com/?ffm3trar38y5tjm

    Deep – Vol. 1 (House / Dubstep / Beats) -> www.mediafire.com/?hvqb4qhvtyi32dd


    Upcoming Deeps:

    Deep #6 | The Commandos Edition | Saturday August 25th, 2012

    FB Page: www.facebook.com/events/392867914097314

    Deep – End Of Summer Block Party | Saturday September 29th, 2012

    FB Page: www.facebook.com/events/475520089130277


    Previous winners include:

    Deep #1 – Ron Comoda & Sep Zaragoza

    Deep #2 – Kumari Suraj & Professor Lock

    Deep #3 – Claudine Lee & Jacky Chan

    Deep #4 – PopNTodd & Donnamation


    Vendors please contact computerfam@gmail.com to reserve booth space.



Macklemore – Same Love

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments · HHSA

Macklemore’s latest song is deep and powerful. Definitely the reason I started to buy and listen to all of his music, was the fact that he rapped about ‘real’ things. He doesn’t rap about women, money, and weed in every song. Definitely give the song a listen, and be ready for his new album The Heist coming out in October.


It was hard to choose a few lines to be my favorite from the song, so here’s half of a verse.

“Kids are walkin’ around the hallway
Plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful
Someone would rather die
Than be who they are
And a certificate on paper
Isn’t gonna solve it all
But it’s a damn good place to start
No law’s gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever god you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it’s all the same love
About time that we raised up”



YouTube Teasers

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments · HHSA

-Brian Destine

This web series is amazing. The show is about one musician and one dancer coming together in order to create an amazing performance. During the show, each artist tells their story about how they came up in their specialties and closes with the finished collaborated performance.