Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Family Reunion/ Sidewalks Saving Lives

Yo! The Movement wants you at our FAMILY REUNION!!!

Ever been to a Yo! event? Ever performed? On our email list? Seen us on the street? We are calling out our family and future family to get together and block party! Battles (w/prizes!!), art activities, performances, free food, more!!

This event is not only a block party! We hooked up with Kwanzaa and Juxtaposition Arts for Sidewalks Saving Lives. Ten artists have designed concepts to paint 10 high traffic blocks over North for HIV/AIDS prevention. ALL are welcome to assist in the creation of these painted sites. Each site will be facilitated by a professional artist during the day. You will get to learn different painting techniques as well as power to fight HIV/AIDS.


9:00 - 10:00 Kickoff for Sidewalks Saving Lives
11:00 - 12:00 Northside scavenger hunt kick-off!! Get your team ready.
12:00 - 1:00 Four-square tournament
1:00 - 3:00 Music Performances
Akim, Yaukb The Mad Scientist and Naadirah, Lyrica Secreta, PoSNosys, Rico Novotion, Usual Suspects, Illuminous 3
3:00 - 3:30 Beatbox Battle ($100)
3:30 - 4:30 B-Girl/B-Boy Crew Battle ($250)
4:30 - 5:00 Closing Ceremony of Sidewalks Saving Lives
5:00 - 5:50 Street Dance Battle ($250)
5:50 - 6:00 Announce Raffle Winners

Activities to run ALL DAY:

Cake walk
Moon bounce
Kids games
T-shirt Stenciling
Face painting
Jewelry making
Sidewalk chalk
Free table massages
HIV/AIDS testing

Contact Alicia Steele as soon as possible to sign up for battles!!
612.874.9696 or (SUBJECT: 27TH BATTLES)


Community partners include Avenues for Homeless Youth, Hawthorne Area Community Council, Homewood Arts Studio, Juxtaposition Arts, Northside Arts Collective, and the University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota College of Design, Yo! The Movement, The Lydia Women's Empowerment Project, Wake up We're Affected and African American Aids Task Force. From 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,

A-B-C's of HIV/AIDS prevention:
A-Be Abstinent
B-Be Faithful/Be Tested
C – Consistent & Correct Use of Condoms.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


This years workshops are focusing on our systematic relationship with the police.

The job of the police is to maintain "law and order." But if the laws written keep certain people marginalized and others privileged, what is the real role of our law enforcement? It is important for us to recognize the systematic force the police work within in order for us to make our communities safer FOR ALL. This workshop moves to educate participants on the history of policing, knowledge of the system, and ways we could move towards making change in our community.

Part two of the workshop will be a "Know Your Rights" training provided by The People United Against Police Brutality. This powerful training will arm participants with knowledge about your personal interactions with the police. What should you do if you get pulled over or stopped? What should you do if you witness crime occurring? What steps do you need to take if you actually get arrested? All of these questions and more will be answered at this thorough workshop.


12:00-4:00pm - 7th Street Entry

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Get YO Karaoke On - UPDATE!!!

We updated, foo!! Get on stage, rap star!! Sign up they day of or contact us Now to reserve your spot!!

Here is the list of songs we have instrumentals for!

If there is something we are missing, hit us up so we can get it for you. i'm tryin to be Lauryn, if someone wants to be Wyclef and Pras (nobody ever wants to be Pras...).

We will have the lyrics available day of if you want some paper assistance.

Practice, show yo chops, get famous off of someone else's name!

For lyrics, check out:

2 Pac Hail Mary
2 Pac Dear Mama
2Pac Ambitions of a Rider
50 Cent In Da Club
A Tribe Called Quest Award Tour
Audio Two Top Billin
Beastie Boys Paul Reveere
Big Daddy Kane Aint No Half Steppin'

Big Pun I'm Not a Player
Big Pun I Still Not A Player
Biz Markie Just A Friend
Black Star Definition Inst
Black Star ReDefinition
Black Star Brown Skin Lady

Bone Thugs n Harmony Crossroads
Bone Thugs n Harmony Thuggish Ruggish Bone
Boogie Down Productions The Bridge Is Over
Boogie Down Productions The Bridge Is Over
Boogie Down Productions South Bronx
Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded
Busta Rhymes Touch it

Busta Rhymes Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
Common I Used To Love H.E.R.
Common The Corner
Common The Food
Common The Light

Common The Light
Coolio Gangsta's Paradise
Craig Mack Flava In Ya Ear
Cypress Hill Insane In The Brain
David Banner Like A Pimp
De La Soul Me, Myself, and I

dead prez Bigger Than Hip-Hop
DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince Summertime
Djay (Hustle n Flow) Whoop That Trick
Doug E Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew The Show
Dr.Dre Nuthin' But A G Thang
Eminem Lose Yourself
Field Mob ft Ciara So What
Freeway Flipside
Freeway & Beanie Sigel Rock the Mic
Geto Boys Mind Playin' Tricks
House of Pain Jump Around
Ice Cube Go To Church Inst
Jay-Z Hard Knock Life
Jay-Z Never Change
Jay-Z Song Cry
Jay-Z Takeover
Jay-Z Dirt off Your Shoulder

Jibbs Chain Hang Low
Kanye West Jesus Walks
Kanye Two Words
Kanye West Touch The Sky
Kanye West Feat.
Syleena Johnson All Falls Down
Kriss Kross Jump
Lil John w/ Ying Yang Twins Get Low
Lil Jon f/ E-40 Snap Your Fingers

Lil Wayne Lollipop
Lil Wayne A Milli
Little Brother Aint Nobody Like Me
LL Cool J Doin' It
LL Cool J I Need Love
LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out
Luniz I Got 5 On It
Lupe Fiasco I Gotcha
Ante Up
Mos Def Ms Fat Booty
Mos Def Hip Hop
Mos Def Love
Nas Ether
Nas I Can
Nas It Aint Hard To Tell
Nas Made You Look
Nas The World is Yours
Obie Trice Set Up
Ol Dirty Bastard Brooklyn Zoo

Ol Dirty Bastard Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Outkast Ms Jackson
Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth T.R.O.Y.
Pharcyde Passing Me By
Q-Tip Vivrant Thing
Slum Village Fall in Love
Snoop Dogg Murder Was Case
Snoop Dogg Drop It Like Its Hot
Souls of Mischief 93 Til infinty Souls of Mischief
State Property Roc The Mic
Talib Kweli Get By
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek The Blast
The Notorious B.I.G. Juicy
The Notorious B.I.G. One More Chance (Remix)
The Notorious B.I.G. Hypnotize
Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby
Warren G Regulate
Will Smith Switch
Wu Tang Clan For Heavens Sake
Wu Tang Clan Triuph
Young Goc Goin' Down

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Celebrate 7 Years of Hip Hop!!

The Movement Celebration: Celebrating 7 Years of Twin Cities Hip-Hop
Sunday August 24th – 7th Street Entry/First Avenue

For 6 years in a row organizing non-profit YO! The Movement has presented the Twin Cities Celebration of Hip-Hop. Each August the best of local Hip-Hop and new acts come together with battles, performances, workshops, a national headliner and more. Due to conflicts with the fear of negative aspects in Hip-Hop and funding the celebration will not presented in its full capacity this year. Instead YO! The Movement decided to create an event celebrating 7 years of success and end the summer with the same spirit.

On Sunday August 24th at the 7th Street Entry artists from across Minnesota, the Midwest, and California will come together for performances, workshops, a B-Boy/Popping Exhibition, a Krump dance exhibition, Hip-Hop karaoke, and more. Support your scene and do your part to see the Twin Cities Celebration of Hip-Hop return in full capacity next year.

Workshop (FREE): 12-4PM
– Deconstruct the Police: What real role of the police? Where do they fit in a society maintaining the marginalization of its citizens? Join Yo! The Movement in a workshop about our relationship with the police. Help in creating the youth agenda for how to safely and effectively interact with our law enforcers.

All Ages Showcase ($6): 4:30-8:30PM - Maria Isa, Mr. Wright (Toki Wright), Trama, St. Paul Slim, B-Boys exhibition, Asian Hip-Hop Summit (Los Angeles), Krumpers, Tou Saik Lee and Friends, Young Son, Chantz, Yakub, Fres (Milwaukee), Poetik Assasinz, Naadirah, Profit, Hip-Hop Karoke.

21+ Showcase ($6): 9PM-1:30AM
- Mr. Wright (Toki Wright), Maria Isa, Trama, St. Paul Slim, Tony Bones and Big Wiz, Asian Hip-Hop Summit (Los Angeles), Illuminous 3, Tou Saik Lee and Friends, Fres (Milwaukee), Poetik Assasinz, Naadirah, Popping Exhibition, Hip-Hop Karoke.

The Movement Celebration: Celebrating 7 Years of Twin Cities Hip-Hop
– Sunday, Aug 24th – 7th Street Entry
701 1st Ave, Minneapolis – All Ages and 21+ - Noon to Close

For more information 612-874-9696,, and