For our third installment at Columbia City Beatwalk, we brought the four elements of hip hop — the DJ, rap, b-boys/b-girls, and graffiti — to The Royal Room. Upendo Moore represented the first element as our DJ for the evening, spinning his own beats as well as bringing on the rappers who represented the second element, including Chief Lonnie the Godson, Hero, HirschUrMouth, and Keali`i (pictured above). B-boy crew The Rush (mentored by none other than Jeromeskee of Massive Monkees) took over the floor to bring the third element, while graffiti artist Malcolm Procter spread colors on recycled canvas during the entire show, selling his live piece to a lucky audience member at the end. Hip hop is alive and well, thanks to Columbia City Beatwalk. Give the youth a place to create, and the art lives on. Final Beatwalk of the season is Sunday, October 11th at Lottie’s Lounge – don’t miss it!