BY Led Black (@Led_Black) “Today’s the day, hooray, hooray.” For those that don’t know, that is a line from the seminal Hip-Hop group, The Jungle Brothers. It is a fitting line because 12/12/12 marks the release of Oveous Maximus’ latest opus Kill Your Myth: Tonight, which is a dense, intricate and euphonious stew of awesomeness. [...]
BY Dominican Pie (@DominicanPie) Oveous Maximus is a Dominican rapper, music producer, and a popular poet who spent a great deal of his childhood in Washington Heights. His father still resides in the neighborhood, and he himself, can be found at the various events taking place throughout Washington Heights and Inwood. You may have seen [...]
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Saturday, March 17, 2012 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm El Café (1230 5th Ave) Admission: Free This month, El Museo gathers a collective of poets and musicians, including Richard Villar, Michael Cirelli, Charlie Vázquez, and Mahogany L. Browne, representing the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Washington Heights who build community through their poetry and art. Hosted [...]
Lin-Manuel Miranda: An Interview On Sondheim, ‘In The Heights,’ And ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’ | Huff Post
Lin-Manuel Miranda somehow manages to squeeze out more stuff in his day than other mere mortals. You name it, the Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist of Broadway’s “In the Heights” is probably doing it. A rap album about Alexander Hamilton? OK. A musical about cheerleaders? Oh, yes. Taking his sketch comedy group onto TV? Indeed. So it [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. Who is Bonafide Rojas? A. I laughed when i saw this question because i thought to myself, “oh man, really!” who am i? i am bonafide rojas, born 10/08/1977, a bronx born & raised, lived in puerto rico as a young boy (real young). i have lived on the grand [...]
By ERIK PIEPENBURG “WHY hasn’t anyone done a hip-hop version of Alexander Hamilton’s life?” Lin-Manuel Miranda wondered aloud recently. ”It’s a hip-hop story. It’s Tupac.” Sure, both men’s lives were marked by boastfulness, torrid sexual exploits and gun duels. But it takes a cultural omnivore like Mr. Miranda, the Tony-winning creator of “In the Heights,” [...]
The star and Tony Award–winning composer and lyricist of Broadway’s In the Heights performs a sneak preview of new songs from an anticipated work-in-progress: The Hamilton Mixtape, a hip-hop song cycle about the life and death of Alexander Hamilton. Miranda first performed part of The Hamilton Mixtape for President Obama at the White House; this [...]
Hip-Hop Theater Festival presents County of Kings A Stage Memoir by Lemon Andersen Sunday, December 11 6pm El Museo Del Barrio 1230 5th Avenue New York City, NY 10029-4496 ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY Lemon Andersen’s County of Kings gives a tough, yet poignant biographical account of a good kid growing up in an unforgiving environment. Lemon, [...]
From two of the creators of the 2008 Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS comes FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME. FLS is a stage show like no other. Five performers take the crowd on a non-stop, hiphop improv ride, spinning cues from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully realized musical numbers. The New York Times calls [...]
The WHAT? Show (Uptown Edition) f/ The Machine, Passion & introducing the duo of The Ron & Los Santana (from the Heights) Vibe Lounge (203 Audubon Ave @ 175th Street) Hosted by Majesty Resident MC: Skematics (www.skematicsmusic.com) Doors open @ 7pm Friday Night Vibe Party begins @ Midnite $7 cover b4 8pm (more after) $3 [...]
That’s right folks, The What? is bringing Def Poetry Jam artist Vanessa Hidary, the Hebrew Mamita, to Vibe Lounge (203 Audubon Ave – between 175th & 176th streets) to perform as well as celebrate her birthday tonight. Doors open at 7PM and their will be drink specials until 9PM.
By DeJesus: That’s right! The Nuyorican queen of Spoken Word, La Bruja comes to The Heights to do what she does best at the Vibe Lounge. Building her credibility by leaving her marks on venues like Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Def Poetry (on HBO), Joe’s Pub, etc. But now you can save a trip downtown since [...]