Supa Emcee in a tribute to Proof. D-Cyphered is dedicated to the late rapper.
— the Detroit's Institute of Arts' new hip-hop photography exhibition — opens to the public on Thursday.
The opening reception will feature an appearance by photographer Jenny Risher — along with many of the subjects of her photos, including Nick Speed, who will be on hand for a performance. Tickets are $25 and available here
. The reception starts at 8 p.m. and will feature light snacks and a bar.
Artists featured in the DIA's D-Cyphered helping create cocktails at Joebar in Hazel Park.
As an afterparty, Hazel Park's Joebar
will host a Detroit hip-hop listening party featuring live performances by Nick Speed, Supa Emcee, and Alexis Allon. The party goes from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Joebar will also feature two new D-Cyphered
-themed cocktails, created with the help of some of the artists featured in the show. The D-Cyphered Sidecar (Hennessy, dry Curaçao, lemon, mango) and the D-Cyphered Ketel (Ketel One, pineapple, mango, lime, honey) will be served for the duration of the exhibition, which runs through Feb. 18.
At 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, the DIA will host a rap battle featuring Detroit artists. From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the museum will host a "Hip-Hop Family Festival" with graffiti art and breakdancing. On Saturday, the Detroit Film Theatre will screen Wild Style
, a documentary on hip-hop in the South Bronx in the 1980s.
is the DIA's first exhibition focused exclusively on Detroit music. Metro Times
contributor Kahn Santori Davison wrote about the exhibition and Risher's work for last week's cover story; check it out here