Band: Alabama Hip-Hop Week
Date: July 9-15
Venue: Visit alabamahiphopweek.com for more information
Tickets: Some events may require a cover.

Eleven years ago, local hip-hop devotee Kalenski “DJ Dirty Dan” Adams conceived an event that would combine his love for music and the community. Over the years, Adams’ Alabama Hip-Hop Week (AHHW) has grown into one of the Mobile Bay area’s premier music events. Adams not only attracts hip-hop artists and enthusiasts to the Azalea City for this weeklong celebration, he also organizes a number of events focused on live performances, industry workshops and community service projects.

On Monday, July 9, AHHW will begin with its welcome party at Kazoola (558 Dauphin St.). Sponsored by the Mobile Arts Council and Opportunities 4 Entertainers, this event will be both a meet-and-greet and a fundraising event for The Lupus Foundation.

Tuesday will bring a day of community service in a “blighted” area, yet to be determined. The third day of AHHW will bring a youth summit and community fair to the James Seal Community Center, focusing on job opportunities and education for area youth.

On Thursday, Soul Kitchen will host “over 100 DJs and tastemakers” and “100’s of artists” at the AHHW Music Conference and Workshop, and on Friday AHHW will take over Cathedral Square for the July installment of Artwalk.