For a few hours every week- 8-12 pm every Friday night from May to November- the southwest platform of Union Square Park is transformed from one of many busy New York city corners, into a creative space that elevates free expression, originality, and raw hip hop in its purest form. Knowledge is shared, cultures are connected and community is born. The cypher is, in its simplest form, a group of artists exchanging ideas in rhyme. Look deeper and you’ll see an environment come to life- one we all build together. In this environment, all voices are appreciated, everyone is accepted and all are welcomed. We’re building more than beats and bars, we’re building a movement. Join us. Bring your freestyle game, bring your writtens, bring your most authentic self, just don’t look at the camera.
With & About projects is partnered with LC to grow the movement with community advocacy and outreach, and by seeking funding for expansion to other cities, and simultaneously working to develop technology to connect all the LC chapters so that people around the country (and eventually world!) can share in a conversation in the language of hip hop. This includes seeking brand partnerships and creating content in the fully immersive process of growing this important community building and place-making movement.