Stryder, aka the Hip Hop Trooper, is a nationally recognized cosplay personality/entertainer that brings an exciting combination of hip hop culture and star wars. He instantly became a huge fan favorite the first time he cranked up the volume on his boombox at Dragoncon, where it all began. Stryder has been doing cosplay now for over ten years, showcasing several screen accurate kits that are frequently called upon for fan films, art work modeling, product advertisements, large venue celebrations, celebrity entourage additions, etc.
From a TV show host to a presenter at the Geekie Awards. The Hip Hop Trooper spends every year attending as many cons as possible and in between does countless fund raisers for charity including a yearly 10 mile hike in his sandtrooper gear raising thousands of dollars. In addition, hip hop trooper and his crew do a yearly charity for the homeless and travel to some of the most impoverished areas of Los Angeles to give necessities to the homeless.
Just a few of the appearances include the Chris Hardwick show and festival, music videos with the martin brothers, Cory Dee Williams and even the Black Eyed Peas. One of his favorite experiences was appearing on brown bag wine tasting with William Shatner no to long ago, and that was followed up shortly by performing on stage with Vanilla Ice during his 80’s tour and co-hosting an event with Sir Mix-a-Lot.
Just one look at the videos on the Hip Hop Trooper website and you’ll see a drastic difference in what he brings to the cosplay community. Hip Hop Trooper and his crew won’t just sit at a booth and hope to sell prints, they would actually prefer not to have a booth at all! Their turf is out in the crowd that you bring and to keep them smiling and hype. Hence the reason he truly is….the peoples cosplay champion!”