2015 Texas College Dj Battle

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Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) says
Grand Hall - Rice University Student Center
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005

This event is free and open to all college students and the public.

In March of 2012, University of Houston and Rice University co-hosted Awready!: The Houston Hip Hop Conference. This conference introduced to the Houston community and the nation, the "Houston Hip Hop Archives Network," a partnership developed by the CERCL and the University of Houston Libraries for preserving the artifacts of Houston hip-hop. Within the Houston Hip Hop Archives Network is the complete collection of audible works crafted by DJ Screw, originator of the "chopped and screwed" genre. During the conference, CERCL hosted a College DJ Battle to honor the legacy of DJ Screw. The DJ Battle was created to increase the spotlight on the local DJ culture and its roll in Houston hip-hop, preserve its importance for future generations, and to document the unique music and cultural experience fostered by the DJ Battle. The event garnered college students throughout Texas and Louisiana. That year, Gregory "DJ Elevated" Gray II, representing Prairie View A&M, won the DJ Screw Legend Award. Since 2012, DJ Elevated has gained local and national attention as a premiere Houston DJ. He also has a running residency on 90.1FM KPFT.

The success of DJ Elevated, along with the success of the Religion and Hip Hop residential and on-line course co-taught by Dr Anthony Pinn and Bernard “Bun B” Freeman have created a demand by Rice students and the public for CERCL to host another Texas College DJ Battle.

College DJs will represent their colleges and battle for Awards and Prizes including:

2015 DJ Screw Legend Award
1 hr Set during "The Groove" with Bobby Phats on 90.1 KPFT
DJ Equipment Package
Press Features

Special Guest Judges:
Domo [Scarface, Geto Boys]
RP Cola [DJ Legend]
DJ Good Grief [Veteran DJ]
DJ Supastar [Master of the Mix]
DJ Big Reeks [The Waxaholics]
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By: Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL)

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