Hip Hop Cowboys
"When people think of Hip Hop Cowboys, they think of many different things -- hip hop, R&B, soul, rap, blues and more," said Damon Leffall, CEO and founder of Hip Hop Cowboys. "But most of all, they think of family-friendly entertainment that promises to deliver an evening to remember. It can't be defined because that's the core of Hip Hop Cowboys -- breaking boundaries and doing something unexpected and memorable for our audience."
The star of the event is the extreme sport of rodeo. Bucking bulls, fast horses, and the best roping and riding you've seen with competitors from across the region will get your blood pumping. Throughout the event, DJs spin hit tunes from a variety of genres -- from hip hop and R&B to gospel, zydeco, blues and more -- with something for the whole family. The rapping bullrider, Craig Jackson, will also be riding in this year's event. Jackson is currently the number-one-ranked bullrider in Championship Bull Riding and, in El Paso on Feb. 7, became the first bullrider to win the same event title three times.
Kid-friendly entertainment will include a calf scramble for a cash prize that children at the event can participate in for free. Also, an exhibition of the best local "kid cowboys" will include mutton bustin', calf riding and junior bull riders.
The rodeo action begins immediately, featuring exciting events such as bull riding, team roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling and lady’s barrel racing. Hip Hop Cowboys will also include relay racing, a fast-paced rodeo event that thrills the crowd with its non-stop action of riders on horseback racing each other around the arena in relay style. Hip Hop Cowboys is an open rodeo that will feature the top 10 best competitors in each event.