The 100 Coolest Places of the Complex Decade

89. The Mockbee

City: Cincinnati
Address: 2260 Central Pkwy.
Website: n/a

Scribble Jam was the annual hip-hop festival that ran in Cincinnati from 1996 to 2008. Many a white rapper came out of the fest, which was started by Scribble, the graffiti mag. And many an afterparty was thrown at the Mockbee, one of Cinci's most important music and art spaces. Though the festival lasted only a little over a decade, it left a mark; ask about the time a young Eminem spit. Or when Mac Lethal won the MC battle in 2002. Hip-hop in the Midwest wouldn't have been the same without Scribble Jam.

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