#12For12 Boston Backyard Acapella Cypher





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Published on Jun 22, 2012

#12For12 is a positive hip-hop movement based in Boston aimed at encouraging unity and solidarity within the city and providing a new platform for artists to showcase their talents.

There is an incredibly powerful wave of young artists rapidly rising in Boston, and the group is redefining whatever image of the city's scene people have instilled in their minds.

Two Boston-based hip-hop blogs - The Fresh Heir (@TheFreshHeir) and The Collab Projekt (@CollabProjekt) - wanted to bring this (r)evolution to life, so the #12For12 movement began. #12For12 is centered on 12 artists in Boston, but the vision goes far beyond any limited number.

The Boston Backyard Cypher took place on June 14th and was the second official event of the summer. Unlike the first cypher that took place in the Green Street Jungle Pop-Up Shop on Newbury Street, this cypher was open to the public so that more people would have the opportunity to understand what #12For12 is all about.

Five of the artists featured in this video - D-Note, Reem, Bigg Dee, Caliph and Black EL - are part of the official #12For12 lineup, but the rest are part of the greater movement and are intertwined with hip-hop in the city in essential ways.

Special thanks to @Decriminals for putting the video together, @GreenStVault for supporting the movement and DJ Goulet (@ObeyGoulet) for DJ-ing the evening's events.

Stay tuned for more videos from the Boston Backyard Cypher as well as much more to come out of the #12For12 movement the remainder of the year.


Filmed by: Ian Steinbach
Gaffer: Shane Seibel
BBE: Silas Robinson

The Fresh Heir x Collab Projekt x Decriminals. #12For12

CONTACT: Tim Larew || timlarew@gmail.com || @TimLarew

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