Hip Hop Fraternity

My homegirl Mary forwarded this to me today. An idea long overdue...

From allhiphop.com:

For the first time in Hip-Hop history, a college fraternity is dedicating itself to the four elements of Hip-Hop, and in the process they are becoming the first Hip-Hop fraternity in existence.

Eta Iota Rho, also known as HIP, was founded by Quinnton Parker, Justin Wolverton, and Keane Rowley, three young break-dancers who weren't quite excited about the current state of Hip-Hop.

"We're not here with [false] intentions, this isn't a publicity stunt," Quinnton Parker, one of the founders of Eta Iota Rho told AllHipHop.com.

"All the people involved generally want a change in the Hip-Hop community. They don't want this negative image that comes from the media. They just want everybody to know what [Hip-Hop] is about."

Not only is Eta Iota Rho open to MC's, break-dancers, DJ's, and graffiti artists, but the organization is also open to Hip-Hop lovers and enthusiasts.

"There are a lot of people that aren't rappers, but they know a lot about [Hip-Hop]," Parker explained.

Eta Iota Rho will officially makes its debut on the Indiana University Bloomington campus in Fall of 2008 and they are currently in the process of writing a Constitution and trying to find housing for its potential members.

"A fraternity will allow us to have a house and it will allow us to start our own small community, and that's what it's all about, getting a community and being together," Parker said.

Although Eta Iota Rho was only formed a few months ago, the organization has already taken part in several events, including a break dance battle they held in conjunction with Indiana University's Hip-Hop Congress.

The founders of Eta Iota Rho also have plans for expansion to other college campuses once a national organization is created.

Hopefully it will all work out for HIP. Look at that, another-history making Frat founded at IU...1911 was a great year.

Click here if you don't know what happend at IU in 1911.

Carry on...

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