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A panel discussion and workshop on MCing. Members of the Chicago Emcee community will discuss the culture of the art form as well as speak to the history of Emceeing in Chicago. Guest Artists will lead a spoken word workshop with Emcee techniques and tips. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Panel Discussion from 10:00am – 12:00pm  — Workshop from 1:00pm – 3:00pm — Graffiti Tour from 3:00pm – 5:00pm

The Artistic Bombing Crew (ABC) presents Permanent Record: Chicago Hip Hop Kulture, over 40 years of Hip Hop in Chicago, at the Hairpin Arts Center in Logan Square in October 2015. Permanent Record will present, with a month-long run, the evolution of Chicago Hip Hop through an interactive exhibit displaying the elements of Hip Hop culture (graffiti, breakdancing, MCing, and DJing). ABC is one of the revolutionary graffiti crews to introduce the Hip Hop culture to Chicago in the early ’80s. Permanent Record, curated by BBoyB, Flash, and Risk from ABC, with the Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP) at Columbia College Chicago, invite Chicago’s community to celebrate Hip Hop’s past and present.

Events run through Friday, October 30. See Events pages for details and updates on individual events occurring throughout the month.

Each weekend in October will be dedicated to one of the elements of Hip Hop (graffiti, breakdancing, MCing, and DJing). There is a Cypher/Jam on Friday, October 9, and Saturdays include panel discussions, workshops, and graffiti tours. All Saturday workshops and panel discussions are free. The Cypher/Jam has a $10.00 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for an inability to pay and all are welcome.

Moderated panel discussions of 4-5 hip hop practitioners will speak on their specific element of expertise. Guest artists will lead a series of workshops focusing on the themes of graffiti, breakdancing, MCing, and DJing. Graffiti tours lead by the Artistic Bombing Crew will follow each workshop in the afternoon. Space is limited.


  • Friday, Oct. 2nd – Opening Night Party 7:00 pm -11:00 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 3rd –  Graffiti Panel 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Graffiti Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Mural Tour 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 9th – Cypher/Jam session 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 10th – Breakdance Panel 10:00 am -12:00 pm,      Breakdance Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Mural Tour 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 17th – MCing Panel 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, MCing Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Mural Tour 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 24th – DJing Panel 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, DJing Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Mural Tour 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 30th – Closing Party 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Or, by appointment.


Following every Saturday workshop a part of Permanent Record: Chicago Hip Hop Kulture, there will be a graffiti tour to view the graffiti murals in Logan Square. Logan Square is home to Artistic Bombing Crew (ABC) and the murals they have created over the years as well as a curated wall called Project Logan that rotates artist every 2 weeks. Walk as the artists show you their canvas.

Graffiti Tours begin at the Hairpin and run from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Free.