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FRESNO–Straight Outta Fresno Presents: Battle for Fresno State, Championship Round
April 15 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pmFree
FRESNO– Straight Outta Fresno Presents: Battle for Fresno State, Championship Round is the second of two battles hosted by the Straight Outta Fresno public history project. In this Championship battle, winners from the Battle for Fresno State, Preliminary Round, Battle of the New Years 3, and winners of an event-day open round, will compete for the Battle for Fresno State crown and prize money.
The Battle for Fresno State will feature an impressive lineup of judges made up of some the most respected west coast b-boys representing southern, central, and northern California. The Battle for Fresno State Championship Round will also feature a discussion of Fresno and Central Valley hip-hop history with a panel including:
- Legendary Popping pioneer, Timothy “Poppin’ Pete” Solomon
- Deborah McCoy of McCoy hip-hop
- local b-boy legend Charles “Goku” Montgomery of Climax/Soul Control
- Aren “DJ Hecktik” Hekimian, Grizzly Fest organizer and one of the primary architects
of the central California hip-hop scene
Portions of the Straight Outta Fresno public history exhibit made up of material from the Straight Outta Fresno archive dedicated to the documentation of Fresno hip-hop history will also be up during the event.
In addition, from 9:30am-11:00am, Straight Outta Fresno staff will be on site to conduct walk-in oral histories with any community members who want to share their history and to scan any material (photos, flyers, etc.) community members would like to share. All material gathered will be uploaded to the Straight Outta Fresno public archive which will eventually be hosted on Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library website.
Fresno State University, North Gym:
5305 N Maple Ave (near Barstow/Cedar), Fresno, CA 93710
Battle for Fresno State, Championship Round is a free event
This event is part of a project Straight Outta Fresno: From Poppin’ to B-Boying and B-Girling supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Project Grant.