The Props To Hip Hop performance series is back with the Battle of The Boroughs, a continuation of the all-out, live band, hip hop cover tribute show extravaganza that has revived classic music by iconic artists, delivering through some of the New York area’s best and brightest MCs, musicians and singers.
UPDATE: Pre-sale tickets are sold out, but there will be plenty available at the door. Plus, bring a canned good for reduced entry!
After past shows paying tribute to legendary rap artists and groups like A Tribe Called Quest and Snoop Dogg, and replicating important moments in hip hop history like the Together Forever tour, show organizers Tru Statement Entertainment and IllSpokinn shake things up once again introducing a Battle of the Boroughs, with each area’s hip hop legends being represented in the roof-raising manner than only the Props To Hip Hop show can deliver.
“One of the beauties of New York City hip hop is that within the city you have five communities on their own and each one reps themselves to the fullest,” explained Jeff “Baldi” Garibaldi of Tru Statement Entertainment, speaking on the December 9 episode of weekly talk radio program The NY Hip Hop Report. “We thought it would be fun to take the history of New York hip hop and break it down by borough, have a little ‘battle’ if you will. We use the term loosely because it’s nothing but love, but a little bit of a battle to see which borough contributed the most the New York City scene.”
We’re proud to be a part of this event, as Birthplace Magazine founder and editor-in-chief Manny Faces will join an esteemed panel of judges, on that includes the lovely and lyrically gifted Jean Grae along with Wyatt Cenac of The Daily Show. Also judging the event, the folks from rising rap-wiki website RapGenius.com.
Swing over to Props2HipHop.com to get more info and to purchase tickets (which are cheaper when bought in advance. Discount Code: ‘Props = 1/2 Price Tickets.)
The Props To Hip Hop: Battle of the Boroughs takes place Saturday, December 15, 2013 at Sullivan Hall.