ARE YOU A HIP HOP PERFORMER?
Do you want to enhance your MC skills?
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO TURN YOUR
LYRICS INTO A TRANSFORMATIVE LIVE PERFORMANCE?
IF YES, APPLY NOW TO BE PART OF THE
LYRICIST LOUNGE RHYME SKETCH PROGRAM.
The Lyricist Lounge Rhyme Sketch Program, which was created and developed by Lyricist Lounge Media Group, will be launched in partnership with University Settlement as a vehicle for professional creative development and social change. 12 performers between the ages of 18 and 26 years old will be selected through an application / audition process. Over three months (May - July 2019) the selected performers will be trained and mentored to collaboratively develop, create and perform unique rhyme sketches based on global issues and local challenges facing their community. Upon program completion, the group will perform their completed rhyme sketches at three different venues. With the support of University Settlement, the goal is to give young artists the space to grow creatively and intellectually and a platform to share perspective, authenticity and emotional intelligence.
Who is Lyricist Lounge?
The Lyricist Lounge concept was birthed as a series of open mic events hosted in a small studio apartment in the Lower East Side of New York City. Founded in 1991 by Hip Hop aficionados Danny Castro and Anthony Marshall, the duo dreamt of creating a space for raw talent and unsigned hype throughout the five boroughs of the city and beyond. This dream became a reality and resulted in three full-length albums, seven domestic tours, two seasons of the MTV sketch comedy series "The Lyricist Lounge Show", two DVD releases and countless showcases.
Lyricist Lounge has been the springboard for several of today’s biggest Hip Hop stars. Past Lyricist Lounge alumni artists include Mos Def, Eminem, Talib Kweli, Foxy Brown, Sean "Diddy" Combs and The Notorious B.I.G.. Lyricist Lounge looks to continue providing support for new talent in often overlooked communities.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO APPLY TO THE LLRS PROGRAM?
NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants who live in Public Housing and staff and members of Settlement Houses or Community Service Organizations
BY PARTICIPATING IN THE LLRS PROGRAM, YOU WILL RECEIVE...
ONCE IN THE LLRS PROGRAM YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO...
WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS TO GET INTO THE LLRS PROGRAM?
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 28, 2019