More than 300 people attended Columbia musician NicDanger’s hip hop unity day on Sunday at Café Berlin.
The Hickman graduate, whose real name is Nicholas Rodriguez, aimed to celebrate and unite area youth to grow and share artistic expression. He describes Sunday’s turnout as a dream come true.
Team CoMO’s Tanya Heath, an event organizer, praises NicDanger, saying he did a great job of bringing the community together. Ms. Heath says the youth and adults danced and made new friends.
Columbia Mayor Barbara Buffaloe presented a proclamation to NicDanger. Organizers say the event will also help reduce some of the violence that Columbia has seen.
The family-friendly event celebrated 50 years of hip hop. NicDanger notes hip hop began 50 years ago in the Bronx to combat gang violence.