Join us online for Hip-Hop Generations, part of the Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series and staged in conjunction with “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation.” Hosted by Arielle Gray from WBUR’s The Artery and filmed in the exhibition galleries, this four-part virtual series features performers who build on hip-hop’s multidisciplinary history, which encompasses MC-ing, DJ-ing, breakdancing, and graffiti. Each concert explores how different generations expand on and redefine early hip-hop, carving out a space for unique contributions to this global cultural movement.
Half the proceeds from the concerts go directly to the musicians.
Boston mainstay REKS performs a set full of his signature muscular vocal delivery, dexterous wordplay, and gritty lyricism.
Billy Dean Thomas and Rayel
In separate sets, two dynamic hip-hop artists deliver polyrhythmic flows and lyrics promoting intersectional feminism and social justice.
Coming Soon: Brady Watt and Edo G
The bass player and Boston hip-hop legend team up for a performance combining sharp social commentary, slick rhymes, deep grooves, and wit to spare.
Premieres May 6.
Coming Soon: Slick Vick with Cake Swagg and Bernadine
Visionary DJ Slick Vick joins forces with two of Boston’s most vibrant creative voices for a high-energy performance.
Premieres June 3.
Supported by the Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series Fund.