The Hip Hop Architecture Camp Mixtape and Visual Album™

 

Build It Up
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ song lyrics are independently created by camp participants during the one week intensive camp. The songs focus on using hip hop culture as a methodology to understand, explore and convince architectural concepts and solutions to problems within the built environment. 

As each Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ concludes in each city, we will add the track created by participants and the related music video. At the end of the 2017 camps, The Urban Arts Collective will make each song, the annotated lyrics and music videos available for download to all camp participants!  

 

 

Los Angeles, CA
"INFLUENTIAL"

The Los Angeles Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ took place June 12 - June 16, 2017 at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. During the one week camp the participants competed in a freestyle cypher for an opportunity to record a verse on the official LA Camp track. We send a special thanks to  Alfred Van Webb, the producer for donating his time to the youth and a special thanks to Cli-N-Tel, of The World Class Wrecking Crew for organizing our recording experience.  Four winners were selected to be featured on the track and the entire group of camp participants created the hook.

 

Madison, WI
"BUILD IT UP"

The Madison Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ took place each Saturday during February 2017 at Madison's Downtown Public Library. During the month long camp, members of the Madison group, "Kidz These Days" created a song which summarized the discussions and design challenges shared during the camp. This track, produced by Madison artist, Rob Dz, set the stage for the following camps by encouraging everyone to create a solution to a problem, and "Built It Up!" 

Austin, TX
"PUSH, SLIDE, PAUSE"

The Austin Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ took place July 10 - July 14, 2017 at Huston - Tillotson University. During the one week camp the participants competed in a freestyle cypher for an opportunity to record a verse on the official LA Camp track. We send a special thanks to  Sixxx, the producer for donating his time to the youth and a special thanks to Saul Paul for organizing our recording experience.  Four winners were selected to be featured on the track and the entire group of camp participants created the hook.

Atlanta, GA
"I GOTTA BUILT IT UP"

The 2017 Atlanta Hip Hop Architecture Camp took place at Georgia Tech's School of Architecture. During the one week camp the participants created the theme song of The Hip Hop Architecture Camp titled, "I Gotta Build It Up", which was written and performed by Destiny The Chef.

Detroit, MI
WHAT'S THE FUTURE OF THE HOOD?

The 2017 Detroit Hip Hop Architecture Camp took place at University of Detroit Mercy's School of Architecture.

Houston, TX
WEEKEND CAMP

The 2017 Houston Hip Hop Architecture Camp took place at The Black Sheep Agency. During this weekend edition of the camp the participants used Autodesk Tinkercad to design the spaces and places they would like to see built in Houston while simultaneously creating a rap verse to describe their design concepts.