On Saturday, November 4th, I had the pleasure of attending the Art of Rap show which took place at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. It featured EPMD, Mr. Cheeks, Slick Rick, Furious Five Grandmaster Melle Mel , Scorpio, Barshon and Grandmaster Caz, Buzzy Bee, Noreaga and Rakim!! It was a legendary event.
The theatre was packed and everyone enjoyed the show!!! I was granted an all access pass to attend the event and catch all the action from back stage. This event captures a true essence of what hip hop stands for and all in attendance was granted an epic blast from the past of their favorite hits. Each artist represented an era in music that took us all back to our childhoods. I witnessed the crowd dancing and just having all around fun as each artist rocked the stage performing their most famous hits.
For those who don’t know, the Art of Rap was created from a project started by rapper/actor Ice T who interviewed many hip hop artists and mcs on what their opinion was on the art of rapping. This turned into a tour throughout various cities where different artists are invited to come out to perform. Each showcase lineup is different. The tour started last year, and so far has been a successful.
The next event is taking place tonight in Boston t the Boch Center. Featured artists are EPMD, Ghostface Killa, Slick Rick and Rakim!!!! I’m sure this will be a night to remember. If you are interested in attending any of the upcoming shows, go online and check out upcoming tour dates for the Art of Rap… Expect to have a great time and enjoy all of the music that made hip hop what it is today!! Make sure you wear your sneakers and enjoy!!!!