ABOUT JOGJA HIP HOP FOUNDATION
Founded by Marzuki Mohammad aka Kill the DJ in 2003, Jogja Hip‐hop Foundation (JHF) projects itself to accommodate Yogyakarta based hip‐hop crews that mostly use traditional Javanese language. Even though the name might sound formal, JHF operates in a more communal way rather than in the form of formal institutions. We support our activities from the sales of audio CD’s and merchandises. After the Poetry Battle project, several sponsors came along to support our projects.
After few small projects, we started the Indonesian poetries project in 2006. We then produce the Poetry Battle 1 album in 2007 and Poetry Battle 2 in 2008. Both consists of poetries and ancient literatures; starting from literatures from the 18th century, to contemporary poetries. The goal of Poetry Battle project is to promote love and pluralism through its theme; “love” and “respect to the others”.
JHF’s highlight consists of three crews who consistently rap in Javanese language. Those groups also combine Javanese traditional groove with urban music beat. They are Jahanam, Rotra and Kill the DJ; a bunch of Javanese rude boys standing still in the cross-culture.
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