Celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip hop with a special event dedicated to Newark talent.

Five wards, five emcees, and five visual artists, but only two grand prize winners! Which Newark ward has the talent to win each category? You decide! It’s time to represent in this live battle between local artists.

Music by DJ Mister Cee and DJ Young Fresh.

Watch videos from the Emcees you’ll get to hear that night. Click on their names below.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Location: Engelhard Court

Familiarize yourself with our visiting guidelines before you arrive at the Museum.


Aaisha Truth

Central Ward



Boogs 60

North Ward




South Ward




East Ward


Kellz Merlin

West Ward



Visual Artists

Sunah Nash

Central Ward


Chris 'Cent' Reyes

North Ward


Malik Whitaker

South Ward


Avery Nice

East Ward


Suliman Onque

West Ward