You’d better recognize
If you’re already plugged in to the local underground hip-hop scene and planning to compete in the 916 Recognition, you needn’t read further. If you’re somewhat lacking in hip-hop knowledge (and I admit I had to double-check the definition of “B-boying” before I wrote this), keep reading for clues.
This Sunday, the Washington Neighborhood Center plays host to another 916 Recognition. The 916 Recognition is an evening of competitions in MC-ing, graffiti artistry and B-boying. (That’s breakdancing, everybody!) Sacramento artists will unleash their fiercest moves, words and graphic skills in a battle for hip-hop supremacy. Each contest offers a $50 first prize plus some of that 916 recognition. The competitions start at 5:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Admission is $3 before 7 p.m. and $5 after. Follow the beat to the Washington Neighborhood Center, located at 400 16th Street. While you’re there, find out about the center’s free breakdancing classes. Sign up for those, and you’ll be prepared the next time this contest comes around.