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TheGr8Cypher is a gathering of HipHop community, curated by TheGr8Thinkaz Media Collective.

 

Honoring the authentic nature of the HipHop cypher, the Thinkaz provide a free space for artists to perfect their craft while gaining organic exposure.

 

As its name promotes, the cypher demands artists practice Gr8ness in every bar, verse, and freestyle that they present.

 

TheGr8Cypher officially began in Chicago in 2019, partnering with local businesses and community spaces. In 2021, TheGr8Cypher toured nationally with Mother Nature's SZNZ Tour in Champaign, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Houston.

  WICKER PARK FEST 2022  

Mother Nature and TheGr8Thinkaz return to Wicker Park Fest for their 6th year to perform and their 2nd year to host TheGr8Cypher. The cypher will highlight the core elements of HipHop and elevating the artist community in Chicago.

  ELEMENTS INCLUDED  

EMCEEING  •  DJING

DANCE  •  VISUAL ART (NEW IN 2022)

KNOWLEDGE + SPIRITUALITY

STREETWEAR

  EVENT DETAILS  

Saturday, July 23rd @ 3-5PM

South Stage at Wicker Park Fest on Milwaukee Avenue

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  RUN OF SHOW  
*SUBJECT TO CHANGE

2PM         ARRIVALS + SOUNDCHECK

3PM         DJ SET + DANCE INTRO (3 MIN)

               PAINTERS SET UP ON STAGE

3:05PM     MEDITATION (2 MIN) 

               HOST INTRODUCTION (2 MIN)

3:10PM     FREESTYLE SESSION (30 MIN) 

3:45PM     GAME 1: STOP AND GO (25 MIN)

 

4:10PM     GAME 2: CYMBA SAYS (25 MIN)

4:35PM     TRAPHOUSE CHICAGO INTERMISSION (5 MIN)

4:40PM     THEGR8THINKAZ + PARTNERS SHOUTOUTS (5 MIN)

4:45PM     DANCE OUTRO (5 MIN)

5PM         EVENT ENDS

  EXPERIENCE THE CYPHER  

  PAST CYPHERS  

THINKSpace Chicago
2020

1/3

Pillars Chicago
2020

TRAP House Chicago
2020

The Bean, Downtown Chicago
2019

Elevated Minds + Wicker Park Fest, Chicago
2019