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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

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’
430pm Doors

Performance with Slick Rick – 8pm Doors, 9pm Show
Paradise Theater – 2403 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10468 – Tix $10,

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’
430pm Doors

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,

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’
430pm Doors

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,

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’
430pm Doors
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,

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.

Press Releases

FUSION PROMOTIONS AND KISS 97.3 PRESENT THE TAKEOVER III CONCERT AT THE JOURNAL PAVILION Featuring Special Performances by Superstars Ludacris, Paul Wall, Lil Flip, Play*N*Skillz, Baby Bash, Frankie J, Gemini, Color Blind, Slick Rick, Sugar Hill Gang and More

FUSION PROMOTIONS AND KISS 97.3 PRESENT “THE TAKEOVER III” CONCERT AT THE JOURNAL PAVILION Featuring Special Performances by Superstars Ludacris, Paul Wall, Lil Flip, Play*N*Skillz, Baby Bash, Frankie J, Gemini, Color Blind, Slick Rick, Sugar Hill Gang and More!

Fusion Promotions, LLC, a multi-dimensional marketing and promotions company committed to providing unique and memorable experiences, has partnered up with KISS 97.3 for the hottest concert event of the year. The Takeover III will be held on Sunday, September 21st at the Journal Pavilion in Albuquerque NM.

Ticket holders will experience an entire day filled with musical performances by the biggest names in Hip-hop and R&B music including, Ludacris, Paul Wall, Lil Flip, Play*N*Skillz, Baby Bash, Frankie J, Gemini, Color Blind and music legends Slick Rick and the Sugar Hill Gang to name a few. Tickets are available at all ticketmaster locations or by calling 505-883-7800 or visiting The Takeover Concert III will also have a secondary stage with performances by popular local and regional artists including Down and Rob G.

For the third straight year Dallas K104 and former KISS 97.3 Midday DJ, Julio G and well-known radio producer Damian Barth have organized “The New Mexico Takeover Concert Series” through their promotions company Fusion Promotions, LLC. The childhood friends founded the company in 2003 to utilize the skills and knowledge learned throughout their radio careers to produce unique and creative events.

“When I was younger, I remember many of the tours that I wanted to see never came through New Mexico, said Damian Barth, President at Fusion Promotions, LLC. “Now we have the chance to create one of the biggest events; normally only seen in cities like New York, and Los Angeles and bring it to New Mexico.”

“Our vision is to offer something unique and exciting to the community that I grew up in, said Julio G, K104 DJ and Vice President at Fusion Promotions, LLC. “This is our 3rd annual TakeOver Concert and we’re excited to be bringing a lil piece of hip-hop to New Mexico.

In addition, Fusion Promotions, LLC is executing an unique marketing promotion for the Take Over Concert Series. They have hired Enchantment Helicopters to take their event information to the sky and have a Takeover helicopter fly around New Mexico. TakeOver helicopters will be out nightly at dusk up until the day of the event armed with a secret code word – which can be text messaged over to 505-559-3165 for your chance to win tickets to the New Mexico Takeover III.

Fusion Promotions, LLC has established an impressive history of producing successful concerts including the 2007 and 2006 “New Mixtape TakeOver Concert Series” events. Last year’s concert featured performances from T.I., Fabolous, T-Pain, DMX, Baby Bash, Naughty By Nature, Too Short and C.L. Smooth. The TakeOver 1 featured performances from Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, DMX, Fat Joe, The Terror Squad, Kurupt, and Chamillionaire to name a few.

About Fusion Promotions, LLC

Fusion Promotions, Inc. is a multi-dimensional marketing and promotions company that utilizes concert events, promotional products, and a large network of media outlets to target a young, hip and trendy audience. Fusion Promotions is committed to providing top quality events for a wide variety of occasions that supply fun and exciting experiences to thousands of music and entertainment lovers. Founded with a vision to not only produce events that draw thousands of people, but to create experiences that people will remember for years to come. With over 15 years of combined experience being involved with some of the largest names and concerts in the entertainment industry, Fusion Promotions has assembled some of the most innovative and exciting events in popular music today that will be a major influence in redefining the art and skill of modern concert production.