Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Lynn Hip Hop Wall of Fame

 

The city of Lynn has become a hub of art and culture; the wonderful murals and art being displayed around the city undoubtedly adds to the beauty of Lynn, but we also must not ignore that with it comes the gentrification of this community, and with that, the culture that makes this community special is at risk of disappearing. The Lynn Hip Hop Wall of Fame mural serves to preserve the rich hip hop culture in Lynn, and recognize those who have contributed to the culture by honoring their efforts through a community driven voting and induction process.

The Lynn Hip Hop Wall of Fame is a community driven mural to commemorate the talented hip hop artists from Lynn and support the long history of Lynn hip hop culture. Inductees will be voted on by the Lynn hip hop community for the first induction ceremony tentatively scheduled for Spring/Summer 2022. The first year induction will be a large induction class followed every year thereafter by a smaller class for each category. The first year induction includes the top 10 rappers in Lynn, Top 5 Producers, Top 5 people that have uplifted the hip hop community and a battle rap category to commemorate the Lynn battle rap culture. Lynn hip hop fans will vote in a survey to decide who deserves the go on the wall. The voting is meant to spark conversations within the community about artists that represent Lynn hip hop. The goal being that these conversations will lead to more people recognizing the talent in their community by engaging each other in discussion. The Lynn Hip Hop Wall of Fame Mural will be Lynn's version of an annual hip hop awards ceremony.

Additional Links: 
A board of directors consisting of music professionals and avid followers are planning to create a Hip Hop Wall of Fame in Lynn next spring.
The Grind House Podcast, is a podcast Edwin Cabrera, and Chris Martin of Grind House Recordings co-host, interviewing local artists and discussing Hip Hop culture

I Have Worked With

  • August 2021

    Lynn Museum allowed the Lynn Hip Hop Wall of Fame to host Hip Hop in the Park at the Lynn Museum Courtyard on Saturday August 7th

  • June 2021

    Lynn Museum collaborated with the Lynn Hip Hop Hall of Fame for their Art in the Park event honoring BIPOC Lynn artists. The Lynn Hip Hop Wall of Fame put together a performance series for the event along with the event flyer. 

  • February 2021

    The Lynn Cultural Council awarded the project $6210 to help get it off the ground. The money awarded has been used towards cost of art materials and commission fee for the muralist with remaining funds put towards events and fundraising. 

  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Edwin
Job Title/Position: 
Chairperson
Mailing Address: 
4 Blaney St.
Swampscott, MA 01907
Physical Address: 
4 Blaney St.
Swampscott, MA 01907
Last Name: 
Cabrera
Phone: 
6176061254
TTY Phone: 
6176061254

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Hip Hop
Music - R&B / Soul
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Year Founded: 
2020
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Cultural Series Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Design Services
Exhibitions
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Preservation / Conservation
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst