808 Urban presents: HiStory

808 Urban is a non-profit organization committed to supporting the urban art scene in Hawaii by providing local youth a place to express themselves artistically through the four elements of hip-hop.

Their first step in this direction is the HiStory event, a six-month series of events that will pare down the potential of the youth into a competition to find out who’s the dopest in Hawaii.

The first event, scheduled for noon today at Palama Settlement on North Vineyard Street, will feature a B-Boy crew battle (8 member max), both a DJ and MC Battle, and a graff battle featuring an assortment of disciplines.

Those under 17 are encouraged to participate and test their skills against their peers.

Entry is $5 for adults, $3 with a flyer and those under 17 are admitted free with a school ID.  This is scheduled to run from 12pm-5pm, so there’s plenty of time to get this in and make it to that barbecue you got going on later in the day, or to the Creed Chameleon album release party.

For more, check out 808 Urban.