The 10th Anniversary DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival Mixtape
mixed by DJ RBI
greetings by Munch
1) HHTF Reflections/ Hip Hop (Roots Blend)
2) Kev Brown – Allways
3) Ardamus – Say To The Heart
4) Phil Ade – Always There
5) Asheru – Revolution
6) Zimbabwe Legit – Wake’ Em Up (Cadence Rmx) ft. Vast Aire
7) Educated Consumers
8) The L.A.B. – Ignorant Theory
9) Hueman Prophets – Suits/ War
10) Kokayi – Hiya ft. Alison Carney
11) Dirty Water (Joe D & Cool Cee Brown) – Eat My Breakfast Alone
12) The Package – Makin’ Waves
13) J-$crilla ft. K-Beta, Lyriciss, Muggsy Malone & Pro’Verb – Chillin’
14) Jay Mills – Love Therapy
15) Gods’illa – Intro (Truth Unleashed)
16) Kingpen Slim – Fly Sh*t
17) Diamond District (XO, yU, Oddisee) – The Shining
18) Priest Da Nomad – Do What I Want ft. Sub Z, Storm The Unpredictable, & Kokayi (’97 Freestyle Union)
19) Tabi Bonney – Garfield Fish Bones
20) Ra The MC – Dreams
21) Team Demo – Live @ The BBQ
Following a critically acclaimed, extended run at Rogue Machine theater in Los Angeles, The Word Begins is gearing up for an international tour. Join the mailing list (sign up on the right-hand column) or check us out on Facebook for updates and tour dates.
If you are interested in bringing The Word Begins to your city, town, or campus email us at info(at)hhtf.org!
The Word Begins
Written and Performed by Steve Connell and Sekou Andrews
Developed and Directed by Robert Egan
Nominated for three Helen Hayes Awards, The Word Begins follows the hilarious and provocative journey of two men discovering the power of words to define love, faith, race and humanity in America. Mashing up theater, spoken word, comedy and Hip-Hop, Steve Connell and Sekou Andrews deliver a high-energy performance in this fresh new satire that examines the current cultural landscape.
PERSUE x THE WORD BEGINS L.A.
The Word Begins is co-produced by Hip-Hop Theater Festival through special arrangement with Prana Theatre Group and was originally produced at The Signature Theatre, Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director, and was developed at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, Robert Egan, Artistic Director.
As part of The Hip-Hop Theater Festivals Humanities Series, Joe Schloss Ph.D. joined the legendary Ken Swift in a conversation about aesthetics of Breaking and Rock (two distinct forms of Hip-Hop Dance), cultural history, the need for documentation and the absence of institutional support in preserving the heritage of New York’s Hip-Hop cultural legacy. The respondent for the evening was Imani Johnson, Ph.D., who is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Performance Studies at NYU. Check out all 3 videos to view the full 2 Hour Discussion and make sure to join us in the future for many more important conversations contributing to the growing body of discourse around these important forms of urban American culture.
Continue the conversation below, leave a comment, and be sure to stay tuned for part 2!