Rap Cypher

Rap Cypher

When
Where

Atrium

Join us for a historic celebration of 50 years of hip-hop culture as we commemorate this iconic genre's enduring legacy. Renowned hip-hop artist Chip Fu will curate an unforgettable rap cypher.

Expect electrifying performances, lyrical prowess, and a vibrant showcase of hip-hop's evolution over five incredible decades. Let's unite to honor the past, embrace the present, and look forward to the next 50 years of hip-hop excellence.

Chip-Fu | Artist Bio

An accomplished master of converging rhythm and flow, Chip-Fu is one of the few underground composers and performers dedicated to elevating the unquestionable artistic magnitude of hip-hop and Reggae music. A universal storyteller and lyrical engineer, Chip’s high mark doesn’t revolve around simply creating a song; his primary ambition is to deliver an artful piece that transcends monotonous tenor and delivers a distinct audible experience to rouse audiences. Consequently, this applied philosophy produces flavorful, wisdom-laced messages without sacrificing a drop of authenticity. Chip’s alignment with a passionate, true-to-form artist who shared a keenness for cultivating music as an art form, proved to sharpen his talents and paved the way for his alliance with East Flatbush lyricists Joe and Lennox in the early 1990’s; and together they formed the illustrious Hip-Hop trio “Fu-Schnickens”. The group’s pinnacle came with the release of “What’s Up Doc? (Can We Rock)” in 1993 which featured basketball star Shaquille O’Neal and was named a Top 40 hit for the summer. After the release of their second album “Nervous Breakdown”, Fu-Schnickens made the amicable decision to part ways in 1996 to pursue individual creative endeavors. Consequential of his songwriting, producing, and collaborative accomplishments with Shaq and various forthcoming artists; Chip’s career further advanced with the attainment of two Gold Albums, and a Platinum Album including a Platinum Single sparking creative determination towards releasing an album under his own record label and film production company appropriately coined BLAQ-INK MG. This endeavor focused on writing and producing for an assorted range of skilled musical artists within the genre.