The hip-hop scene in PVD continues to bubble away into a perfect cultural concoction, and the next ingredient to add is DirtyDurdie’s next event in their “Culture Games” series. It promises to be a remedy for the boogie-down blues some of us New Englanders may be experiencing.
Dirty Durdie, a hip-hop group made up of two passionate artists, describe Culture Games as a jam where rappers and b-boys battle for prizes and bragging rights — and b-boying is one of the underrepresented pillars of hip-hop. Culture Games 4 also will include performances, and the whole thing will culminate in a dance party to celebrate hip-hop at its finest.
Dirty Durdie was inspired to create this event series because of “the lack of hip-hop culture’s representation within the scene and the country as a whole.” It’s safe to say that things have changed for the better since the series inception!
To get to this fourth event in the series, the members of DirtyDurdie have experienced some growing pains, but they’ve progressed properly and proudly into the position they’re in currently. One obstacle they’ve experienced is recruiting rap battlers because many believed the format would be two competitors ripping each other apart with insults and disses. This is not the case for Culture Games. Instead, rap battlers and attendees should expect is rappers showcasing their freestyling ability over beats with judges deciding who is the most skilled.
This is an event for young hip-hop fans as well as hip-hop veterans who grew up watching the birth of the culture. Having both in one building to enjoy the roots of the genre will provide an energy only hip-hop truly can.
When asked to describe the spirit of the event in one sentence DirtyDurdie replied, “The Culture Games is the flyest hip-hop jam in RI. Come support and experience the culture in its rarest form!”
Head over to The Culture Games 4 on April 26 at Alchemy to get a taste of the dopest vibes DirtyDurdie and those involved have to offer!