By Tefari Casas

Hip-Hop in the Park celebrated its 16th year in Berkeley on Saturday. Organized by Students for Hip-Hop, the annual festival held in People’s Park showcases the various elements of Hip-Hop culture.

Graffiti artists decorated large canvases on the southern lawn and, on the basketball court, DJs played 1970s funk and soul music to a gathering of breakdancers and pop-lockers that spanned three
generations. Local independent rappers moved a steadily growing crowd, and the Bay Area’s own Gift of Gab and Los Angeles emcee Dumbfoundead finished the show and brought the whole park to its feet.

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