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King Kimbit is an internationally-acclaimed multidisciplinary literary Hip-Hop artist, interested in telling stories that are authentic to her experiences and identities. Her poetic work details the realities of her upbringing as the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, the truths of her social vantage point as a young racialized womxn, and her stance on social issues regarding racism, de/colonization, and gender inequality. 


King is the 2012 Urban Legends Poetry Slam Champion and she regularly performs music and poetry across North America. King currently coordinates Urban Legends’ Youth Speak! writing and performance workshops for teens, and released her debut album of poetry and musical arrangements entitled “Life Lessons Poetically” at the end of 2017.  King is also responsible for the recent inception of Cap City Cyphers, a space for rappers across the city to unite and celebrate love and unity through Hip-Hop.

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Cap City Cyphers presents Jesse Dangerously & ApollotheChild

Bar Robo, 692 Somerset St. W, , Ottawa

Cap City Cyphers invites you to enjoy freestyling with your hip-hop community before, between, and after full length sets from local artists Apollo the Child* and rap legend Jesse Dangerously

Capacity is 45 including performers & staff, so space is limited. Tickets are $15 in advance or pay what you can at the door before we reach capacity.

Bar Robo has a strict zero tolerance policy for misogyny, racism, transphobia, homophobia, or other oppressive behaviours - and Cap City Cyphers isn't playing either - so please don't bring that around us. We are many genders, sexes, ethnicities, Nations, sexualities, body shapes and sizes, faiths and ability types. We're not here to battle. Be considerate with rhymes, time, and paradigms.

*exactly which iteration of ApollotheChild will be performing is TBD

What's Good in the Hood presents - Mozaik

Vanier BIA, 261 Montreal Rd, Vanier, ON K1L 8C7

What's Good in the Hood invites you to the 3rd edition of MOZAIK! Join us for some 3x3 basketball, learn about and try your hand at freestyle rapping with Cap City Cyphers, paint a mural with professional graffiti artists Robbie Lariviere & Natalie Nehlawi, and grab a bite to eat from our BBQ! With support from SHIFTER Magazine, CscVanier Cscv

On est bien dans l'coin vous invite à la 3ème édition de MOZAIK! Joignez nous pour un peu de basket 3x3, une performance de freestyle rap de Cap City Cyphers, peignez une murale avec des artists professionnels Robbie Lariviere & Natalie Nehlawi et prenez une bouchée du barbecue

Cap City Cyphers is a series of cypher spaces to unite all emcees, singers, beatboxers, enthusiasts, etc. in the name of Hip-HoP and celebrate the love of the art in an authentic and loving way. The intention of our series is to unite the many dope rappers we have from all across the city and to encourage the closet spittas to come out and shine or test the waters. The cypher is meant to be an inclusive space. Hate of any form will not be tolerated. If you are a producer or music maker in general and would like your beats showcased in our series, please send an email to If you are an artist looking to hit up the cypher or a Hip-Hop lover looking to just pass by, feel free to email us with any questions as well! We would like to acknowledge that this event will be taking place and most of the album was created on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Anishnaabeg territory, and all guests are expected to recognize the Algonquin people as the original keepers of this land.