Kansas City


Shout out to Izula Jade our Kansas City Hip Hop is Green chapter leader for her first successful events! June 23rd - 24th 2018

Hip Hop is Green KC, Organic Soul KC & VegLife hosted a Premier Screening of The Invisible Vegan, a 90-minute independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns and highlights the possibilities of a plant based lifestyle on reversing the trend. Starring Jasmine Leyva, Cedric the Entertainer, John Salley, Keith Tucker of Hip Hop is Green, Stic of Dead Prez, Ama T Opare, Tracye McQuirter and many more!

The screening was followed by a Panel Discussion with the Director, Jasmine Leyva, and Keith Tucker of Hip Hop is Green. Free Plant Based Dinner from Award Winning, Organic Soul KC and tastings offered by Local Artisans and more!

Izula Jade Maximilian: I give thanks to All of our Visionaries, Supporters and Sponsors who have worked together to help make this vision of bringing the Invisible Vegan to our city possible and I look forward with gratitude to what the future holds.

Big thanks to Keith Tucker, Founder of Hip Hop is Green, for opening the doors of possibility. Your support, leadership, vision and heart is golden, for real!

Jasmine Leyva, Filmaker of The Invisible Vegan, thank you for Living life as Art and sharing your story in such a powerful way for the next generation.

Thank you, Cam F Awesome for your Shining brilliance and being a beacon of hope, humor and happiness.

Thank you Audrey Sanchez of Balanced, for giving us simple strategies to advocate for changing the food system on a structural level.

LaDonna Johnson of Organic Soul KC, for being a soul sister in solidarity and sharing your gifts and passion for nourishing the people.

Dave Swarts of VegLife Kansas City, Give thanks for your presence, sensitivity and compassion to really walk your talk in a good way.

Our DJ Rob Harris,I give thanks for your heart, faith and joy in bringing all the elements together.

Big Thanks to Melanated Investments, A Well-Fed World, and Vegan Outreach in helping us all to reach higher heights.

And deep gratitude for all of our vendors and volunteers for showing us that everything we need for liberation and healing is right here within this city, it is right here, right now, within us.

Nella Yoga
Masai's Fresh Garden Eats/Holistic Living Made Easy
Gigi The Vegan
Mattie's Foods
Melanated Investments
Perfect Peace Tai Chi, LLC.
Embracing Eastside
Charity Heals
Fitness To A T
Uzazi Village
A Well-Fed World
The Laya Center, LLC
Kansas City Urban Farm Co-Op
Kansas City Community Gardens
Gregg & Klice Community Center

And we wish to thank everyone that came out to the Invisible Vegan film showing and our first Kansas City Hip Hop is Green Event! Our work is a dedication of service to you our community and we plan on continuing to build with you.

For everyone who did not make it and for those who would like to support our work check our campaign crowdfunding page.


We only have a few more days left to go so contribute as much as you can and share with as many as you can.


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What we do

Hip Hop is Green provides cultural and educational events and programs, 

empowering community leadership, and connecting communities to health and wellness resources.


Hip Hop is Green supports holistic health and the transformation of urban communities

 Vision: Our vision is to be the world’s resource for everything Hip Hop and green. We empower people to lead healthy lives.

 Hip Hop is Green (HHIG) is a pioneering movement led by a team of artists and performers that use the power and influence of Hip Hop to speak to youth and spark positive changes in their lives. 

HHIG provides powerful, life changing programs for undeserved, low income urban youth and their families in areas of health and wellness through creative media and live events.

 The Hip Hop Green Dinner is our most successful project and it is the first and only event in the world combining Hip Hop and serving full vegan meals to youth and families and over the last couple of years we produced the first ever plant based Hip Hop tours in history - the Hip Hop is Green tour and the 10th Element of Hip Hop Health & Wellness Tour.

 For the past eight years Hip Hop is Green (HHIG) has lead & created a healthy living movement that has generated a buzz through the many events we have produced around the country and we have assembled the largest team of vegan Hip Hop artists, chefs, authors, naturopathic doctors and health speakers. To date we have served almost 5000 vegan meals to youth and families.

 We are on the vanguard of the new trend of people open to health, wellness and discovering new products.  

We are the pioneers in this new Green Age of Hip Hop and we make being healthy cool to youth people and families.