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Hip-Hop Week MKE is back starting today!

Here's the schedule for the second annual Hip-Hop Week MKE

The summer music festival season may be coming to a close – but it's going out with a bang as the next seven days mark the second annual Hip-Hop Week MKE, an official City of Milwaukee event about hip-hop, its past and present, and its ability to transform communities – spanning financial literacy, health/wellness and civic engagement.

The city-wide week-long celebration features exhibits, film screenings, tutorials, conversations and, of course, plenty of hip-hop performances.

"Milwaukee has made history as the first city in America ever to create an official 'Hip-Hop Week' focusing on the power of hip-hop to help transform urban communities," Ald. Rainey said, in a release. "I invite the entire city to check out the many great events and performances next week that will touch on strengthening the community from a business and health standpoint, to a financial and political standpoint and beyond."

Among the Hip-Hop Week MKE performances and events spread across venues throughout the entire city are a screening of the Eddie Murphy comedy classic "Coming to America," a concert from Megan Thee Stallion, a seminar on financial literacy and real estate from DJ Envy, an airing of the final episode of 88Nine's local hip-hop history podcast "Backspin" and the Summer Jam Band Bazaar featuring Coo Coo Cal and many more.

Here's the complete schedule for this year's Hip-Hop Week MKE.

Monday, Aug. 19

  • 1 p.m. – Opening ceremonies/press conference, City Hall (200 E. Wells St.)
  • 5 p.m. – Happy hour social, Truth Lounge (1111 N. Old World Third St.)

Tuesday, Aug. 20

  • 12 p.m. – King Gillie and Wallo267, Sherman Phoenix (3536 Fond Du Lac Ave.)
  • 3 p.m. – DJ Tony Touch Youth DJ Tutorial, Mitchell Street Library (906 W. Historic Mitchell St.)
  • 6 p.m. – F Yo DJ Podcast Live, The Cooperage (822 S. Water St.)
  • 7 p.m. – Kick Inspiration: "Coming to America" screening, No Studios (1037 W. McKinley Ave.)
  • 10 p.m. – DJ Tony Touch Afterparty, The Cooperate (822 S. Water St.)

Wednesday, Aug. 21

  • 12 p.m. – Health Fair, Ascension St. Joseph's Campus (5000 W. Chambers St.)
  • 6 p.m. – Healthy Bars: Stic Man of Dead Prez: a hip-hop conversation about health and fitness, Sherman Phoenix (3536 Fond Du Lac Ave.)
  • 6 p.m. – Backspin: The Final Episode, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.)
  • 8 p.m. – Second Annual Hip-Hop Trivia, 4th Quarter Sports Bar (2722 N. MLK Drive.)

Thursday, Aug. 22

  • 11 a.m. – Job Fair, Ascension St. Joseph's Campus (5000 W. Chambers St.)
  • 5 p.m. – The Hip-Hop Museum and Pop-Up Experience Exhibit and Happy Hour, The Rave (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)
  • 7 p.m. – Ladies First: A Musical Tribute to the Women of Classic Hip-Hop and R&B, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (929 N. Water St.)
  • 7 p.m. – Megan Thee Stallion, The Rave (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Friday, Aug. 23

  • 3 p.m. – DJ Envy: A Hip-Hop Seminar on Financial Literacy and Real Estate, Gee's Clippers (220 N. Doctor MLK Drive)
  • 5 p.m. – The Hip-Hop Museum and Pop-Up Experience Exhibit and Happy Hour, The Rave (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)
  • 5:30 p.m. – Music on the BLT featuring Corey Pieper, Shle Berry, Jazzaveli and DJ Nu Stylez, BLT Performance Stage (3334 N. Holton Ave.)
  • 7 p.m. – The Hip-Hop Legacy Concert and Awards presented by the Creator of the Source Awards, The Rave (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Saturday, Aug. 24

  • 1 p.m. – Hip-Hop and Criminal Justice Reform Seminar Screening of "Free Meek," Wisconsin Black Historical Society, (2620 W. Center St.)
  • 1 p.m. – Hip-Hop Goes to the Polls with Brad "Scarface" Jordan, Wisconsin Black Historical Society, (2620 W. Center St.)
  • 1 p.m. – The Turnup DJ Spin Session at Chords & Curds Festival, Deer District
  • 5 p.m. – The Hip-Hop Museum and Pop-Up Experience Exhibit and Happy Hour, The Rave (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)
  • 8 p.m. – Hip-Hop Showcase presented by Breaking and Entering featuring Mudy, Nile, Twan Mack, Larry Bull and Jaecar, Cactus Club (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)
  • 8 p.m. – Kevin Gates, The Rave (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Sunday, Aug. 25

  • 12 p.m. – The Hip-Hop Museum and Pop-Up Experience Exhibit and Happy Hour, The Rave (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)
  • 7 p.m. – Summer Jam Band Bazaar featuring Coo Coo Cal, Baby Drew, Ray Nitti, Ray Rizzy, Adi Armour and Cigarette Break, Mr. J's (4610 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.)

For more information on Hip-Hop Week MKE and how to get tickets, visit the event's official website.

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