In this Feb. 6, 2015 file picture, Russell Simmons presents the Vanguard Award on phase during the NAACP that is 46th Image in Pasadena, Calif. Simmons stated Thursday, March 19, 2015, that The situation will feature a story that is original by writer and hip-hop historian Dan Charnas and aims to premiere in nyc in belated 2016. (Picture by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Author
NY (AP) вЂ” Music mogul Russell Simmons is creating a whole new phase musical that may commemorate three generations of hip-hop, from Run DMC to Kanye western.
Simmons stated Thursday that вЂњThe ScenarioвЂќ will feature a story that is original by writer and hip-hop historian Dan Charnas, composer of вЂњThe Big Payback: a brief history for the company of Hip-Hop.вЂќ HeвЂ™s planning to premiere it in new york in belated 2016.
вЂњPeople will sing along and leave delighted,вЂќ Simmons stated. вЂњSo nearly all these tracks will achieve everyone within the audience. That hardly ever takes place.вЂќ
Simmons, whom won a 2003 Tony for creating вЂњRussell Simmons Def Poetry Jam,вЂќ said the latest musical will have love tale, have a fight-the-power element and start to become a вЂњcelebration of hip-hop.вЂќ It is nevertheless being written and track selection will probably be a tough task.
вЂњThere are countless great tracks!вЂќ he stated. вЂњDo we need one thing from Kurtis Blow? From Drake? we just donвЂ™t know. Jay-Z? LL Cool J?вЂќ
Simmons had been one of the primary players when you look at the hip that is burgeoning scene within the 1980s. He's co-founder of this pioneering Def Jam Recordings record label, which includes represented such designers like the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J and Kanye western. להמשיך לקרוא