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The Hip Hop Handbook

Hip Hop Handbook Contact: Justin Murta Phone: 360-563-9347 Email: [email protected] Website: www.HipHopHandbook.com

BIO:

"The Hip Hop Handbook" is a brand for outstanding urban education and entertainment. From school assemblies to instructional videos, our company of world class performers and entertainers bring you the best in hip hop culture. Created by Jairus Green and Justin Murta, in 2002 they began marketing and creating a instructional book on the various Hip Hop elements. After publishing the first book, they created a curriculum that would make a positive impact on youth and educate a broad base to the benefits of hip hop. Teachers across the country embraced the book and supported the opportunity of bringing this exciting experience to the classroom. In the beginning of 2006, the Hip Hop Handbook team created a performance showcase by the same name. Currently, they have performed in over 40 states and traveled through the 48 continental states, clocking over 85,000 miles per school year! To date they have performed for over 250,000 students from elementary to college levels and expanded Hip Hop culture awareness. The Hip Hop Handbook is available for instructional assemblies, workshops, as well as festivals and corporate events. The Hip Hop Handbook recently opened for MxPx at the Microsoft Zune's 2008 corporate holiday event, after receiving an incredible response at the 2007 Zune holiday event performing in conjunction with Biz Markie. After hundreds of successful shows Hip Hop Handbook began developing other lines of educational based videos and soundtracks. We educate young folks about the history of hip-hop, along with hands-on instruction of breakdancing, emceeing, deejaying and aerosol arts. Volume one is already available at retail stores national and internationally and other volumes will be released throughout the year. All of our material contains positive performance and entertainment that is sure to inspire. OUR MISSION: To teach and entertain, build confidence in youth, promote the positivity of the Hip Hop culture, and instill high esteem in kids expressing themselves through this art form.

The Founders:

Justin Murta Justin Murta, aka Justice, brings intelligent, political poetry and high-energy delivery to the hip-hop stage. His work with the Rebelz* brought him local accolades and tours in the US & Japan. From country to country, Justice continues to command the microphone with his explosive freestyles and enigmatic lyrics.

Jairus Green Jairus Green, aka Professor Icee, is never far from the source of rhythm and movement. Author of "The Hip-Hop Handbook," the Professor lives to teach and entertain on a daily basis. In addition to the Hip Hop Handbook, Professor Icee s also a member of the Rebelz* and the Barnyard Cannibals breakdance crew. *Rebelz began in 2000 as a Emcee collective. The Rebelz have opened for acts such as MxPx, Method Man, Ceelo Green, Living Legends, KRS One, and Pep Love of Heiroglypic, and have toured abroad in China and Japan. The Hip Hop Handbook lineup has included a sizable roster of talented B-boys, B-girls, DJs, and Emcees. · · · · · · · · · · · · MTV's ANBDC "Fresh Select" Rock Steady Crew Massive Monkees Arsonists, Air Force Crew Vicious Germs, Circus Run Aways, Jive Turkeys, Fraggle Rock / F Rock, BYC Crew, Footklan Barafuko · · · · · · · · · · · · B-boy Fidget B- girl Katfox B-girl Peppa DJ B-Girl DJ Jest ONE Drew Looner B-boy Gyroe Jeromeskee Knuckles Krazy Kujo Machine B-boy Ratio

PRESS/MEDIA COVERAGE

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TESTAMONIALS:

The kids and teachers loved this show! It was music and dance the students could relate to and the teachers loved that the students got to learn about the background of Hip Hop. They loved the interaction with the two performers! Cannot say enough good things!!! Would highly recommend this show to anyone!!! Karen Golembieski New Monmouth Elementary School in Middletown, New Jersey Excellent show. workshops after were a hit. Teachers, students and parents still talking about what a great show it was. --- Amy Mullen Stillwater Elementary School Stillwater, NY

Posted: 2008-12-04

The professional performance by HipHop Handbook was received by our students with enthusiasm and a high level of interest. Thank you! --- Laura Grassman Weimar Hills School Weimar, CA

Posted: 2008-11-05

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AWARDS:

· · · · · · 2002 Seattle Mayor's Award for Excellence in Hip-Hop Nominee 2003 Seattle's Emerging Artist Award Winner 2005 Seattle Mayor's Award for Excellence in Hip-Hop Nominee 2006 Seattle Mayor's Award for Excellence in Hip-Hop Nominee 2007 King County Executive's Award Finalist 2008 King County Executive's for Excellence in Hip-Hop Nominee

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DISCOGRAPHY:

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Hip-Hop Handbook: Sound Track REBELZ Hip Hop Handbook "China Edition" Hip-Hop Handbook: 2.0

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FILMOGRPAHY:

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Hip Hop Handbook: vol. 1 DVD "Learn to Breakdance" Hip Hop Handbook: vol. 2 DVD "Learn to DJ"

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HIGHLIGHTS AND NOTABLES:

· Sales: Hip Hop Handbook core members "The Rebelz" Debuted #1 on 101 Distribution Sales Charts, Currently in the top ten sales charts. (101d.com/charts) · Airplay: Currently in a 24 week campaign; charted/added in 22 markets across the United States. The Rebelz "Hip Hop Handbook single "City Limits" has received airplay in several European countries. · · Press: Interviewed on NBC's "Hip-Hop Nation", Seattle News Station: ITV NorthWest, KEXP's Street Sounds and KSUB's Music Lounge Festivals: Rebelz and Hip Hop Handbook have performed at a variety of summer music fests across the United States

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DEMO VIDEOS

The Hip Hop Handbook has several videos available for viewing on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VafQug2454E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU1rKQp4u1I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aouzue5uhAI

2009 CALENDAR: (Updated Jan. 10th 2009)

1/12 Gaston, OR 1/13 Snohomish, WA 1/14 Seattle, WA (w/ Souls of Mischief) 1/16 Ilwaco, WA 1/17 Lakewood, WA 1/19 Lewiston, ID 1/22 Snohomish, WA 1/27 Ceres, CA 1/29 Tracy, CA 1/30 Livermore, CA / San Jose, CA 2/02 Riverside, CA 2/03 Rosemead, CA 2/04 Desert Hot Springs, CA 2/05 Anaheim, CA 2/06 Alta Loma, CA 2/09 Baldwin, NY (concurrent) 2/10 Scotia, NY / Manchester, NY 2/11 Elk Grove, CA / Roscoe, NY 2/12 Freehold, NJ / Branchburg, NJ 2/13 Mendocino, CA / Colebrook, NH 2/17 Salem, NH 2/19 Ashburn, VA 2/20 New Castle, DE 2/23 Erie, PA 2/25 Shoreline, WA 3/05 Colville, WA 3/06 Colville, WA / Camano Island, WA 3/07 Colville, WA 3/08 Colville, WA 3/16 Shorewood, IL 3/17 Elgin, IL 3/18 Kenosha, WI 3/19 Bensenville, IL 3/20 Bartlett, IL 3/27 St. Paul, MN 4/06 S. Charleston, WV 4/07 Happy, KY 4/08 Jeffersonville, IN / Elizabethtown, KY 4/09 Lewis Center, OH 4/10 Monticello, KY 4/14 Battle Creek, MI 4/15 Battle Creek, MI 4/16 Auburn, MI 4/17 Ferndale, MI 4/29 Lakeland, FL 4/30 North Charleston, SC 5/01 Fairfax, SC 5/05 Potosi, MO 5/08 Lewisburg, TN 5/13 Channahon, IL 5/15 Southfield, MI 5/27 Kirkland, WA 5/29 Big Pine, CA / Bishop, CA 6/02 Irving, TX 6/04 Elk Grove, CA 6/05 Sacramento, CA 6/09 Scappoose, OR 6/10 Kearny, NJ 6/11 Beaverton, OR 6/12 Higganum, CT 6/15 Middleboro, MA 6/16 East Hampton, CT 6/17 Slate Hill, NY 6/18 Cromwell, CT 6/19 Spring Valley, NY 6/19 Auburn, WA 6/21 Seattle, WA 7/03 Seattle, WA 7/04 Seattle, WA 7/09 Cincinnati, OH 7/10 Nelsonville, OH 7/13 Philadelphia, PA 7/16 Ashland, OR 7/18 Ashland, OR 7/29 San Jose, CA 7/30 Alta Loma, CA 8/01 Hollywood, CA 8/08 Taulatin, OR 10/27 Sanderson, TX 10/28 Sacramento, CA 10/29 Woodsboro, TX

Misc. Press:

From the Principal... Lani Arakaki-Schadt Gaston Elementary students participated in an educational assembly that was also entertainment plus! The Hip Hop Handbook, a trio of hip hop dancers and singers, took students through the history of hip hop while reinforcing the ideals of hard work, practice, respect, and fitness. What fun it was to see student volunteers take to the floor! The names are too numerous to capture here, but here are a sampling of the good sports who participated: Kaleb Adkinson, Donavin Berg, Nathaniel Van Dyke, Bobby Fassold, Skyler Floro, Natalie Klaus, and Kirsten Scholtes. Are there future dancers in our midst?! Kudos to our assembly committee (in alphabetical order) --Brenda Beierle, Nan Farrell, Kim George, Cathy Hundley, and Melody McMaster--- for arranging this event. Much thanks also to our ever generous and hard working ParentTeacher Club (PTC) for taking care of the expense. We appreciate having the up-beat, positive messages, which these assemblies provide.

Manville principal shaves head as reward for students' pledge to be drug-free By PAMELA SROKA-HOLZMANN · Staff Writer · October 30, 2008 Buzz up! MANVILLE --After 197 pupils pledged Wednesday to be drug-free, Roosevelt Elementary School Principal Michael Magliacano rewarded the children by shaving his head into a mohawk haircut. Magliacano surprised them after each pupil wrote a poem during class earlier this month pledging to stay away from drugs and alcohol. The poems, as well as additional activities, were timed with Red Ribbon Week, running Thursday, Oct. 23, through Friday, Oct. 31. Red Ribbon Week began after the kidnapping, torture and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique "Kiki' Camarena in 1985. Camarena had been abducted while he was working undercover investigating a major drug cartel. Red Ribbon Week is one of the largest prevention awareness campaigns observed annually nationwide, according to the Red Ribbon Coalition. During the Roosevelt School assembly Wednesday, Magliacano greeted the pupils, all fourth and fifth graders, by holding up signs stating, "Do you think I am serious about Red Ribbon week?," "A mohawk? You can't be serious?," "If you make a promise, keep your end of the deal!," "Mean what you say, say what you mean." Then, Magliacano, wearing an Afro wig (the theme of the day was 1960s/1970s attire) handed over the wig to Parent Teacher Association President Dayna Camacho, who showed the children a pair of clippers and placed a cape across the principal, he said. "They went absolutely bonkers," Magliacano said about the children. "They couldn't believe it." Magliacano then held up two more signs, stating, "Great job on the poems!" and "Let's get it on. Help!" with one sign featuring a drawing of him getting a haircut. Camacho then cut Magliacano's hair into a mohawk -- a hairstyle consisting of shaving both sides of the head, leaving a strip of noticeably longer hair in the middle. "It was great," said Melissa Villalobos, a fourth grader, following the haircut. Then, she said to Magliacano, "We didn't think you were going to do it." "Everyone was cheering from him," fifth grader Julie Polakiewicz said. Other district principals sent out similar messages throughout the day, such as Manville High School Principal Donald Woodring, who was duct taped by students to the wall of the gymnasium for a half hour.

Magliacano, a principal for four years at Roosevelt, said he considered the mohawk idea his most creative tactic yet. "The whole premise was to stress prevention with the kids," he said. "As silly as this was, I think they'll remember the message behind it about the dangers of drug and alcohol. I don't think they'll ever forget their principal's head being shaved." The day ended with an afternoon presentation by The Hip Hop Handbook road show, founded in 2002 by dancers Jairus Green and Justin Murta. The urban artform combines the elements of what is known as "emceeing, deejaying, b-boying and graffiti writing," said Murta, of Seattle. Thursday, Red Ribbon Week concludes with Roosevelt School pupils expected to wear sunglasses and "cool clothing" to send a message, "We're too cool to do drugs," Magliacano said. Newburgh Free Academy Homecoming Pep Rally Newburgh - Students packed the Newburgh Free Academy Boy's Gym on Thurs., Oct. 16, 2008, in honor of the 2008 Homecoming Pep Rally. Students came decked out in their class garb showing their support to their class. Newburgh Free Academy cheerleaders pumped up the crowd before, during and at the end of the fun event. The yearly event is held as a fun way to build school spirit as well as camaraderie between the students in the different grade levels. Throughout the night various class-versus-class competitions were held from scooter races to hula-hoop contests. In addition, dancers from NFA performed for the mostly student audience to get the crowd going. A special visit from the men of the Hip Hop Handbook, including Newburgh's own Wyatt Stevens, also took to the floor before the night was over for a special performance.

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