Hip hop theater has been gaining traction in recent years, as artists, musicians, playwrights and others have found compelling ways to blend the genres of music and theater. It's not always "musicals" in the traditional sense either, with artistic hybrids becoming more and more common.
Tonight, we'll talk with Cici Henriksen who is heading up SPKRBOX - Hiphopteaterfestival i Trondheim og Oslo, a mutli-city event happening at the end of the month. SPKRBOX is Norway's first hip hop theater festival, and will include several artists and playwright from the NY area, including festival hosts Zeps and Dama Nilz, actor/playwright Craig "muMs" Grant, and Baba Brinkman, who was a guest on our show back in 2013.
Of course, we'll have out NY hip hop picks of the week, and a bit of a discussion is planned around Nicki Minaj's latest song/video "Lookin' Ass"... As always, we will welcome the input from our live listeners, callers and chat room members!
The NY Hip Hop Report is a weekly talk show, featuring discussion regarding relevant New York hip hop topics, interviews with artists and other industry professionals and invites live caller participation. The program, started in 2012 by Birthplace Magazine founder Manny Faces, has included interviews with iconic figures such as Big Daddy Kane and Video Music Box’s Ralph McDaniels, as well as special shows, including an April, 2013 broadcast live from the 10th annual L’Original Festival, a yearly international hip hop festival in Lyon, France.