dedicated to preserving and celebrating Chicago's Hip-Hop culture and community
Who We Are
From humble beginnings...
Chicago Hip-Hop Initiative was born in 2003, out of the union of Chicago Urban Mines, Headz Up, and Chicago Hip-Hop Heritage Month. Urban Mines, which stands for Urban Music Industry Networking & Entertainment Socials, is a network of artists, producers, poets, musicians, djs, and other Chicago based urban music makers. Headz Up is a political awareness and community oriented organization, whose focus is rebuilding community.