Event Recap: Adidas “Earn Your Stripes” Cypher

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Rarely is an event so dope that immediately upon leaving I find myself thinking about when it’s gonna happen again. This Sunday’s Adidas “Earn Your Stripes” Cypher at the Adidas store on Telegraph in Berkeley was one of those occasions. What was billed as a free freestyle showcase hosted by Do D.A.T. and featuring artists like WordUp and C Plus, turned more into an opportunity for every type of MC imaginable, from all over The Bay, at all different stages of their careers, to come together, perform for each other, promote their music, and get to meet and hang out with other members of the community.

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