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Hip Hop FinFe$t

Join virtual Hip Hop challenges, a song competition, and a community concert to rep your City!

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What's your money story?

Let’s change the way we talk     
     about money through hip hop! 

What would you do if you won $1000 dollars, a “Pocket Studio", and mentorship for the next year?

 

Calling all Middle and Highschool Students: Amplify your voice to share what your community needs to know about finance and inspire others with your songs & stories. Win over $5000 in prizes including:

  • $1,000 in cash

  • “Pocket Studio” equipment with ZV-1 Camera, Wireless Bluetooth® Shooting Grip and Tripod,WH-CH510 Wireless Headphones with Microphone,Rechargeable Battery Pack, Tough M 64GB Memory Card, Portable Bluetooth® Wireless Speaker, Shotgun Microphone

  • Monthly mentorship sessions with hip hip legends and business changemakers.

  • ALL THAT AND…YOU’LL PERFORM at the FPP Conference at the legendary Disney Springs, and then celebrate with your family at a theme park of your choice* - hotel and travel is on us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*Choose between Disney World and Universal Studios

Meet Our Judges

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Sway Calloway

Sway Calloway is an American journalist, radio personality, executive producer and former rapper. Known as Sway, he is known for hosting music, news, and culture programming. He was the co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Wake Up Show as one half of the duo Sway & King Tech. Sway now hosts “Sway in the Morning” on SiriusXM Shade45 as well as the MTV show TRLAM.

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G-Dash

Dash serves such an important part of taking a local label and turning it into a global brand. His hands and guidance have been on nationwide hits such as “Tippin’ On 44’s”, Who is Mike Jones?, Paul Wall, Lil Keke just to name a few. Dash is an industry veteran with a lot of insight and experience under his belt that can benefit the younger artist. Dash serves on various boards across the state and keeps the label actively involved via community and philanthropic efforts.

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J Rawls

J. Rawls, is an American hip hop musician, producer, disc jockey (DJ), educator, and speaker  born in Columbus, Ohio.[2] He is best known for his work with Masta Ace, Mos Def and Talib Kweli.[3] Because of his work with Black Star, a hip hop group composed of Mos Def and Talib Kweli, and their sole debut studio album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, Dr. Rawls was soon placed on the map among independent hip-hop producers and became an independent hip-hop main-stay.

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Queen Herawin

Queen Herawin is a Hip Hop artist, visual artist, curator, professor, and cultural ambassador to the U.S. She is a member of the family-based group, The Juggaknots. As a group, they have produced projects such as The Re-Release, Use Your Confusion, The Love Movement and WKRP in NYC. Metamorphosis, her solo album released in 2015, gave an expanded view into her creative expression and individual voice. However, projects such as the Lyricist Lounge Vol. 1, set a tone in the early 90’s with the song “Weight” showing her lyrical position as an Indelible MC.

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  • Must be between 12-18 years old to submit

  • Must be a resident of the United States, Canada, US Virgin Islands

  • Must use content from at least one of the financial literacy challenges provided below

  • Must choose a beat provided by Hip Hop FinFe$t (No YouTube, TikTok, or SoundCloud beats)

  • Song must include a minimum of 16 bars and a chorus

  • Song length cannot exceed 4 minutes

  • Must submit video performance - NO audio-only submissions will be accepted

  • Absolutely no cursing or profanity allowed

Sway Calloway

Sway Calloway is an American journalist, radio personality, executive producer and former rapper.

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Young Man

Finances have an impact on your lives and communities. We've put together a team of the best Hip Hop and finance educators from around the country to share tips, tricks, and the real f'real about income, wealth, and the path to both.

Check out each challenge for a wealth of information about saving, earning money, and the systemic inequalities that make things more difficult. There are tips and lessons on writing and recording from the pros. We've got beats for youth artists too, made by students from around the country.

We can't wait to hear the original songs about finance you all put together!

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Check out last year's winner!

Hip Hop FinFe$t Vol. 2 

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HIP-HOP EDUCATION CENTER

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