‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ (Thug Life As Word & Representin)

hollerifBy Kyle

‘Naming is the origin of all particular things.’Saul Williams, ‘The Future of Language‘.

Though now I forget how, I got my hands on this work called Universals and Particulars.  Might could be about time for a re-approach as its theme has hunted my thoughts of late, no less now that I’m on the train from the Palace Theatre after checking out a performance of Holler If Ya Hear Me.  In the name of interconnectivity, then, I’d like to discuss ‘Pac, Biggie, and online message boards.

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Souleo: Star of Tupac Shakur Inspired Broadway Musical

Holler If Ya Hear Me still_Credit on PicIt is the presence of strong women in the Broadway musical, ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ that attracted Saycon Sengbloh to be part of the cast and serves as a reminder of one usually overlooked facet of Tupac Shakur’s enduring legacy: his female empowerment anthems. Continue Reading →

‘Holla If Ya Hear Me’ At The Schomburg In Harlem

holla if you hear me..Join Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon, Saul Williams, producer Jessica Green, and Marcyliena Morgan, executive director of Harvard’s HipHop Archive, for an in-depth discussion about this groundbreaking production.  Continue Reading →