About No Easy Props
No Easy Props was originally founded in 1997 as a movement to inspire greatness in Hip-Hop culture, where merits are awarded based on authenticity, hard work, and skills!
In 2010 No Easy Props Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization. No Easy Props, Inc. is a 501c3 status organization committed to preserving Hip-Hop culture by providing quality Hip-Hop cultural dance, art, and music education, enrichment, and entertainment primarily for Black/Latinx/Indigenous/API young people and multigenerational communities from low socioeconomic areas in Los Angeles through engaging programs, workshops, performances, and cultural events primarily throughout the communities of Los Angeles and Denver. The goal is to provide a platform in which to educate and cultivate skills of dance, art, and music amongst multiple generations taught by actual practitioners of Hip-Hop with lived + applied knowledge of Hip-Hop culture, to primarily engage Black and Latinx youth and co-partner with BIPOC communities on their own terms, to work for equity, help cultivate safe social spaces, self-esteem, awareness, and community stewardship, plus appreciation for diversity, all the while having fun!
Hip-Hop is a culture that evolved out of the forgotten ghettos created for and by Black and Brown communities due to socioeconomic stratification. We are dedicated to assisting these same communities through the cultural arts of Hip-Hop to achieve a sense of worth, develop artistry, build physical, emotional, and mental skills to enrich life.
Currently the main offerings of No Easy Props are HipHop101 during/after school dance & street art program, Fortify Our Rebel Youth teen mentorships/apprenticeship arts, healthy life skills and business program, Bboy Bgirl Summit annual event, LA Inner City Youth Dance League, West Coast Funk n’ Soul Series, and Queenz of Hip-Hop annual symposium for women in Denver.
No Easy Props also supports collaborative partnerships with individuals and organizations whose mission is to service Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian youth, women, young adults and families and the community locally with Artists for Healing and Justice Network, IPR artz in South Central at Chuco’s Justice Center, Kaos Network in Leimert Park, The Graff Lab in Pico-Union, LACDA, Grand Park, Music Org Los Angeles, LAsBEST, LAUSD; and nationally with The Goodfoot Arts Org (Seattle), 360 Arts (Colorado), Hip-Hop Communiversity (NY), United Hip-Hop Vanguard cultural regrowth national network, Hip-Hop Congress national chapter affiliate organization, Child of this Culture international foundation that fosters positive image of Hip-Hop for youth, the Colorado based Bboy Factory dance studio and Queenz of Hip-Hop women led collective. No Easy Props provides all programs and events at no or low cost to the youth, young adults, and families we serve.