Cap City Cyphers: Session 17

Platinum Tattoos Arts Studios, 2527 Baseline Road, Ottawa

✰ SESSION 17 ✰ at Platinum Tattoos Art Studio ✰ 2527 Baseline Rd. - unit 207
6:13-8:19PM Saturday, January 18, 2020

Worrrrrrrdddddd up!

The FIRST CYPHER of 2020 will be in the #westside #bayshore #centrepointe #iris. Our freestyle rap session #17 will be taking place at Platinum Tattoos Art Studio, owned by rapper BullyZone.

Come spit bars and enjoy the company of your fellow rappers. Conversations on beats and vocals over vibes. Open to everyone, however the venue is stairs only. This space is meant for everyone who is interested in witnessing Freestyle Rap, whether emcee or spectator.

Producers, tag your beats and send them over to to have them played. We ask that all attendees BE MINDFUL that we do not encourage hate speech of any kind including but not limited to misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, racism, etc.

Cap City Cyphers organizes and operates on the traditional land of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. You can learn more about this land claim thanks to Lynn Gehl, PHD here:

Our main goals at Cap City Cyphers are: 1) to hold safer spaces for creatives to share, foster, and develop skills related to Hip-Hop culture, mainly freestyle emceeing, beatmaking, and live drawing, as well as 2) to keep Hip-Hop culture alive by hosting freestyle rap sessions and presenting educational programming related to Hip-Hop

The intention of our series is to unite all Hip-Hop enthusiasts such as rappers, producers, and visual artists, especially artists who are living in the margins of the Ottawa/Gatineau and surrounding areas to explore their creativity in an inclusive and safer space, so we encourage attendees to refrain from rapping or engaging in any hate speech including but not limited to misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and racism. Hip-Hop has been historically a marginalized genre of music, and within that lies further ostracizing of Hip-Hop artists who are racialized, womxn, and queer. While holding this awareness at the forefront, we will not censor or shun people who might be problematic because we also believe that "cancel culture" can be just as harmful. Instead, our method of resolution to keep this a safer space for artists who are racialized, queer, and womxn as an organization is to hold people accountable for their Word by calling them in to a discussion on its power.