Red Bull Music Academy World Tour – New York “Celebrating The Boroughs’ Most Iconic Hip Hop Albums” with Wu Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Slick Rick, Black Moon,
Big Daddy Kane, The Diplomats & Vado
Over the course of five days, five classic albums from the five boroughs of New York City will be revisited in discussions and workshops throughout New York City. From September 25 – 30 Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan will be the landing spots for each lecture and performance that will pay homage to arguably the most influential youth culture of our time – Hip Hop – right where it all began. At night, the artists will re-create their seminal work for a concert, bridging the gap from old to new school hip-hop.
Red Bull Music Academy has embarked on a World Tour going straight to the heart of today’s most crucial musical movements, and taking listeners beyond the beat. New York City is one of 10 groundbreaking celebrations and explorations around the globe that will feature signature concerts, workshops, art installations, studio sessions and parties in extraordinary locations.
Below is a list of the venues, dates, facilitators and performers for each borough.
QUEENS – Sun, Sep 25 featuring Mobb Deep’s ‘The Infamous’
Queens, birthplace of hip-hop pioneers such as MC Shan, LL Cool J, Nas, Run DMC and A Tribe Called Quest, will be the first borough focus for the Red Bull Music Academy World Tour. “The Infamous,” Mobb Deep’s magnum opus, is still one of the most influential pieces of work to come out of the 90s hip-hop movement and was instrumental in putting the Queensbridge Housing Projects back on the map.
In Conversation with Mobb Deep – The Making of ‘The Infamous’
Performance with Mobb Deep & Lloyd Banks & Mobb Deep
Webster Hall – 125 E 11th St. New York, NY 10003-5301
BRONX – Tue, Sep 27 featuring Slick Rick’s “The Great Adventures Of…”
Slick Rick’s “The Great Adventures Of…” has clearly stood the test of time as a classic body of work. Tracks “Children’s Story” and “Mona Lisa” are two of the most recognizable songs of all time and Rick’s music has been covered by fellow hip-hop heavyweights like Nas and Black Star.
In Conversation with Slick Rick & D-Nice – The Making of ‘The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick’
Performance with Slick Rick – 8pm Doors, 9pm Show
Paradise Theater – 2403 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10468 – Tix $10, www.paradisetheaterevents.com
STATEN ISLAND – Wed, Sep 28 featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s “Enter the 36 Chambers”
The Wu-Tang Clan effectively bum rushed the hip-hop industry with a debut album that not only put Staten Island on the map but revolutionized the concept of a crew album as all members of the Wu followed “Enter the 36 Chambers” with classic solo albums.
In Conversation with Wu-Tang Clan – The Making of ’36 Chambers’
Performance with Wu-Tang (Masta Killa, GZA, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah) – 8pm Doors, 9pm Show
Eve Ultra Lounge – 2354 Arthur Kill Rd. Staten Island, NY. 10309 – Tix $15, www.eveultralounge.com
BROOKLYN – Thu, Sep 29 featuring Black Moon’s “Enta the Stage”
Black Moon’s “Enta the Stage” marked the birth of the Boot Camp Clik, a Brooklyn based crew who would emerge as one of the top independent hip-hop labels of all time. “Who Got the Props?,” “I Got Cha Opin” and “How Many Emcees?” remain some of the most revered tracks of all time in New York’s deep hip-hop history.
In Conversation with Black Moon & Dru Ha – The Making of ‘Enta Da Stage’
Performance with Black Moon and Big Daddy Kane – 8pm Doors, 9pm Show
South Paw – 125 Fifth Ave. (St Johns + Sterling) Brooklyn, NY 11217 – Tix $10, www.spsounds.com
MANHATTAN – Fri, Sep 30 featuring The Diplomats’ “Diplomatic Immunity”
The Dipset Crew/Diplomats sprung to life off of the success of founding member Cam’ron and his Confessions of Fire album. The Dipset truly emerged as a crew after introducing a young Juelz Santana on Cam’ron’s third album “Come Home With Me.” It was only a matter of time before Juelz, Cam and Jim Jones would orchestrate “Diplomatic Immunity,” the Diplomats’ first crew album.
In Conversation with The Diplomats – The Making of ‘Diplomatic Immunity’
Harlem School of Arts – 645 St. Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10030
Performance with The Diplomats & Vado – 8pm Doors, 9pm Show
Best Buy Theater – 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 – Tix $20, www.bestbuytheater.com
About Red Bull Music Academy
The Red Bull Music Academy World Tour serves as a lead up to the 14th edition of the annual Red Bull Music Academy, which will be held in Madrid, October – November 2011. Other stops on the World Tour include Berlin, Cape Town, London, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Rome, São Paulo and Toronto. Each event will highlight elements of the Red Bull Music Academy experience on a unique journey through sound. Encouraging DIY initiatives, exploring technology, crossing generations and letting cultures clash: all the while facilitating creative exchange between music lovers around the globe.
For more than 13 years, the Red Bull Music Academy has scratched beneath the surface of the music that moves us, bringing musical masterminds from over 30 countries together for workshops, concerts and studio sessions, and investigating the intricate musical histories of each host city, as well as the overarching musical threads that unite us all.