Beats Rhymes and Strokes to kick off Youth Week


Lyrical skills are in demand for Georges River Council’s Beats Rhymes and Strokes, a rap cypher competition being held as part of this year’s Youth Week celebrations on Friday 31 March 2017.
For the uninitiated, a rap cypher is an informal gathering of rappers and beatboxers, and is a poetic battle of wit, word play and rhyme.
The competition is open to young people aged between 14 and 21 years with categories for solo artists and groups to battle for Championship titles.
There will be also be special guest MC B Wise, who has supported the likes of American hip-hop artist Yelawolf and Australian hip-hop duo Horrorshow.
Beats Rhymes and Strokes, a strictly drug and alcohol-free event, will also be featuring mural artist duo ‘The Renegades’.
The theme for this year is ‘Be Seen, Be Heard’ which focuses on good mental health and youth suicide prevention.
Entrants will be required to include words or phrases from a selection provided via the registration process.
The winning solo artist will receive a $120 prepaid credit card, and the winning group artists will each receive a $100 prepaid credit card.
Date:              Friday 31 March 2017
Time:             6.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue:           Hurstville Ramp Site, Forest Road, next to Hurstville Station

People wanting to enter must register online by no later than 3pm on Wednesday 29 March.
If aged 18 years and under you MUST have a parent or guardian sign a registration form on your behalf.
To register and for competition rules please visit
For more information phone Amy Iheakanwa via (02) 9330 6400 or email