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Hip Hop For Hunger: Edmonton’s hip-hop community gives back [News]

Edmonton, AB – For the twelfth consecutive year, Edmonton’s hip-hop community comes together for the Hip Hop For Hunger initiative. The annual event pulls double-duty as a fundraiser for the Edmonton Food Bank, as well as one of the dopest local hip-hop shows of the year.

To date, the event has raised 9, 502 lbs of food donations. And this year, they’re gunning to pull in an additional 1, 500 lbs (to break the 10,000 lb mark in their running total). It all goes down on Dec. 21 at the Pawnshop (10, 551 – 82 Ave). Check out the official event flyer, and peep more details after the jump.

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Hip Hop For Hunger: Edmonton's hip-hop community gives back [News] -HipHopCanada

The performance roster for the evening includes The Liberators, K-Blitz, Jaide, Rellik, and Doom Squad, with DJ Sonny Grimezz and DJ Twist behind deck throughout the evening. There are also going to be two rap ciphers featuring Edmonton’s most skilled veteran rappers and up-and-coming MCs. The cipher will showcase the MCs as they take turns performing 16-bar verses over a instrumentals in a jam session format.

Tickets are $10 advance via, $15 at the door, or $12 at the door with a non-perishable food donation. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 10 p.m. For for information, visit or check out the event’s Facebook page.

Twitter: @PoliticLive | @K_Blitz | @rellik118 | @Jaide_C | @ItsThySelf | @KRYPLE | @NINELIVEZ_DOOM | @DJSonny_Grimezz | @ArloMaverick

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Sarah Sussman is HipHopCanada's Associate Editor in Chief. Sarah is a born-and-raised Calgarian who works as a freelance writer, photographer, and A&R talent scout for Universal Music. During the day, she runs a vintage clothing boutique on 17th Avenue called Used House of Vintage. Sarah graduated from SAIT Polytechnic's journalism diploma program in 2013 and has been writing about Canadian hip-hop since 2012. Sarah has written for The Yellow Pages Group, The Weal, Where Calgary, Essential Calgary, and Our Alberta. Sarah started working with HipHopCanada in January 2013 as the Regional Prairies Editor. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Rich Homie Quan, Action Bronson, Smoke DZA, Future, MGK, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, Maseo (De La Soul), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @IHeartTART

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