In collaboration with the KL Krash Pad, The MoveMint have called upon some of the best of our local hip hop community to participate in the Lompat Hip Hop charity concert; which kick-started a series of voluntary workshops happening weekly on Sundays from 5pm to 7pm. Vandal, Figure Of Speech, Zalila Lee, SSK and many more showed some love to the house by playing parts to promote the at-risk youth center. Salute!
Burning up the heat on the dance floor was local street dance prodigy Floor Fever with the rest of the Funky Fresh Family, making an intro. Next up was wordsmith Figure Of Speech featuring Zalila Lee backing up with her acoustic guitar and strong vocals. Simple yet intense presentation. 5Forty2’s rap in Malay definitely appealed to the kids with tracks such as ‘Rilek‘ and ‘Amarah‘, slipping in positive messages and advices for them. The voice of songbird Laydee Dee, formerly with local hip hop monster group Naughtius Maximus, serenades the crowd with covers like ‘Time After Time’ by Cyndi Lauper, followed by rapper Kraft performing his singles ‘Diamonds’ and ‘I Like Girls’.
The kids loved Shazet of Rogue Squadron, who brought down the house with jaw-dropping beatboxing skills that totally wow-ed the audience. His versatility definitely shows when he demonstrates the most basic sounds such as an emergency alarm up to advanced beatboxing incorporated with his own vocals. Last but not least, wicked lyricists SSK keeping it tight with singles ripped off their latest EP RM such as ‘Do It!’ and ‘Aku Tak Famous Lagi/ATFL‘. The event ended with a dance tutorial from Floor Fever and Funky Fresh Family which was a blast with the kids participation as well. Vandal expressed his utmost gratitude to everyone present in a freestyle session.
KL Krash Pad was launched in March 2010 as serve as a “safehouse” to protect at-risk youths aged from 13-21 years old; who many of them are under-privileged, do not have their daily basic needs met, have very little attention from their parents, hence can be found loitering in the KL vicinity especially at night. These kids are exposed to extremely high risk and possibility of being victims to sex abuse, rape, drugs and abduction. KL Krash Pad provides fun activities and education to these youths, all they’ve got to do is drop in and register. Lompat Hip Hop was held mainly to attract more of these kids to get help and aid from the center.
Lompat Hip Hop bounced into KL Krash Pad on 1 August, 5pm-7pm. Click here for photos! If you wish to contribute and support in any form at all, hook up with the program coordinator Ian Werrett at [email protected] You can also search KL Krash Pad at Facebook. Read about KL Krash Pad here. KL Krash Pad is located at 346, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, KL.