The Pop-Up Cypher

The Ounce, TheRapTrade, TheD.O.P.E.side & The Lab Cyphers have connected to host the Pop-Up Cypher this Summer & Fall! We welcome you to spit off the top of your dome (traditional freestyle) or to recite some heat you recently cooked up!

Always outside. Always free. Always love.

The 3rd & final installment of Season 1’s Pop-Up Cypher Series will be on 9/25/2020 from 6:00PM-8PM @ The Madison House (1611 U St SE, Washington, DC 20020).

This event will happen during DMV Expungement Week’s DC Sealing Clinic. If you or someone you know in the DC / Maryland / Virginia area are in need of expungement/record-sealing advice, please fill out N.E.W.’s intake form.

Pop-Up Cypher Itinerary:

  • 6:30PM – Traditional Freestyle Session (nothing written)
  • 7:00PM – Best Verse Competition (16 bars, beat in promo video)
  • 7:45PM – Winner Announcement (cash prize + bragging rights)

We strongly urge all potential participants to bring a mask & to be respectful of personal space, as we prioritize safe practices during this fun affair.

Follow The Pop-Up Cypher on Instagram: @PopUpCypher

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The Listening Party

Would you like to show support to independent musicians & poets? Are you an independent musician/lyricist interested in performing or having your song played? Are you seeking fun (& safe) ways to connect with other creatives during this age of quarantining?

On July 25th The Ounce hosted our very first online Listening Party via Instagram Live! We got to know 5 independent musicians & heard some of their latest/unreleased music!

Sign up below if you’d like to be notified about our next Listening Party.

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Open Studio

Our Open Studio sessions are always FREE and safe. Whether you want to experience our space in a fun and new way, enjoy a new comfortable co-working space, build your portfolio, or simply kickback with friends, we’d love to have you!

Due to recent public health concerns, Open Studio has been postponed indefinitely.

We encourage you to stay home during this time and we look forward to connecting with you in the near future!