Everybody involved in the Tucson Hip Hop Festival (THHF) is passionate about Hip-Hop and is community driven. Hip-Hop, arts, and culture here in Tucson, Arizona is like none other, so we had to create a space where we could showcase it. We exist to represent the four pillars of Hip-Hop culture, and more. We emphasize local talent and businesses as our main focus but vow to include a number of high quality artists from other cities across the nation (and the border). From graffiti to deejaying, breaking to rapping - you'll find it here and you'll discover what Tucson has to offer. We create an experience that is nothing short from dopeness and is undeniably found nowhere else but here!

Rarely do you get the opportunity to be a part of a pioneering event 100% in authenticity. It was an honor to be a part of the Tucson Hip Hop Festival.
— Justin Hunte, EMPIRE, 2017 THHF Panelist


In 2015, the Tucson Hip Hop Summit served as the bite-sized, sneak preview of what amounted to be the Tucson Hip Hop Festival (THHF) in 2017. The Summit took place in the Scratch Shack, a house party felt venue that put a roof over many local (and non) Tucson Hip-Hop events. The Summit was a two-day event in which over six hundred persons came through and showcased over 50 artists. A little over year later (and much master planning in occurrence), the first official Tucson Hip Hop Festival came to life on February 25, 2017 with headliner MURS and filled the whole block of 191 E. Toole Ave. Both the Summit and the Festival showcased all four elements of Hip-Hop through panel discussions, live graffiti writing, breaker battles, deejay, rapper and producer performances.  #THHF17 doubled in attendance compared to the Summit, with 1k attendees, and the festival has continued to exponentially grow since.

Our team, volunteers, sponsors, the University of AZ College of Humanities, UA Department of Africana Studies, and the rich Tucson Hip Hop culture made this all possible.

Thank you, Tucson. We will continue to make history together!