KRS-One will be heading across the pond to London this October for a series of performances. The Teacha, who recently released his collaborative album Meta-Historical with Wu-Tang Clan affiliated producer True Master, will be performing at the HMV Forum on October 2, with a performance at the Library at the HMV Institute on the 23.
The first of the two shows will begin at 8 PM, while the latter performance will start at 7 PM. Tickets and venue information for both performances can be found here.
In other news, Brick City emcee Redman’s upcoming seventh solo LP Reggie has now received an official release date of December 7. Amazon.com has the album, which was formally titled Reggie Noble 9 1/2, available for pre-order at this link.
This is not the first time Reggie‘s release date has been pushed back. The album was initially to be released December of 2009, but was eventually pushed back to an October 19 release.
Finally, the Hip Hop Theater Festival, HHTF for short, will ring in its ten anniversary this year. The festival, which will run from September 15 until October 15, will feature a number of original theater productions written and performed by theater professionals from the world of Hip Hop.
“At this, our 10th anniversary, the Hip Hop Theater Festival has come to represent much more than the words ‘theater’ and ‘festival’ can connote,” said HHTF executive director and producer Clyde Valentin. “We are very excited for this years festival and celebrating a decade of culture in action.” (AllHipHop.com)
This year, the Hip Hop Theater Festival will host the New York City debuts of plays Don’t Hit Mama’s Dance Party, Radha Blank’s SEED and Where My Girls At?. Furthermore, in a departure from years past, the festival has also commissioned its first pieces of art: a collection of b-boy inspired stainless steel structures from graffiti artist Carlos “Mare139” Rodriguez.
More information about the HHTF can be found at the organization’s website.