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 initial tale written by writer and hip-hop historian Dan Charnas and aims to premiere in new york in belated 2016. (Picture by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Author
NYC (AP) вЂ” Music mogul Russell Simmons is creating a fresh phase musical which will commemorate three generations of hip-hop, from Run DMC to Kanye western.
Simmons stated Thursday that вЂњThe ScenarioвЂќ will feature a initial tale written by author and hip-hop historian Dan Charnas, composer of вЂњThe Big Payback: the real history of this company of Hip-Hop.вЂќ HeвЂ™s planning to premiere it in new york in belated 2016.
вЂњPeople will sing along and leave pleased,вЂќ Simmons stated. вЂњSo nearly all these tracks will achieve everyone within the market. That hardly ever occurs.вЂќ
Simmons, whom won a 2003 Tony for creating вЂњRussell Simmons Def Poetry Jam,вЂќ said the brand new 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 is going to be a tough task.
вЂњThere are countless songs that are greatвЂќ he stated. вЂњDo we need one thing from Kurtis Blow? From Drake? We just donвЂ™t know. Jay-Z? LL Cool J?вЂќ
Simmons ended up being among the first players within the burgeoning hiphop scene within the 1980s. Continue reading