Soundcheck’s Mic Check: NYC Hip Hop Showcase

Thursday, June 9, 2011

8:00 PM

Join Soundcheck as host John Schaefer welcomes four fresh voices of New York hip hop to perform live in The Greene Space. First, two rising stars out of Brooklyn: MC Bisco Smith with producer Cassettes Won’t Listen as rap-and-animation-fusing project The Freeze Tag, and art school grad and storytelling savant Nitty Scott MC. Then, Queens native (and former law student) Homeboy Sandman drops blazing, witty rhymes that give fair warning to Russian literature scholars (“Reading Dostoyevsky don’t mean I read Tolstoy!”). And, Ghanaian-American rapper and drummer Blitz the Ambassador lets his captivating story unfold, set to the Afro-funk beat of his seven-piece live band.

Watch the entire showcase above or see Blitz perform “Wahala” below.

The Freeze Tag

        

Blitz the Ambassador

        

Nitty Scott MC

The Freeze Tag

Blitz the Ambassador

Nitty Scott MC

Hosted by:

John Schaefer