And the Latino Heritage Month lovefest continues…Here, go see this play. It’s a about a Colombian and a Dominican guy from Nueva York who made hip-hop history together. My better-est half, a haitiano by the name of Sacha Jenkins, conceived and wrote this joint: the words, the music, and the borough—Queens—that created Deez Beatnuts.
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UPDATE: 9/29, 5:00PM
The Press Release:
To interview The Beatnuts, Sacha Jenkins or Peter Oasis contact Sarah Cirkiel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jessica Klynsma (email@example.com), Pitch Control Public Relations, 212.475.4919
Hip-Hop Theater Festival kicks off with DEEZ NUTS, a workshop production in honor of the highly acclaimed underground rap duo The Beatnuts, written by long time music writer Sacha Jenkins, and produced with noted promoter Peter Oasis. Deez Nuts explores the rich musical legacy of the Beatnuts through the performance of their tunes by the maestros themselves; Deez Nuts also canvases the sights, smells and characters of their native Corona, Queens. A fellow Queens-ite turned journalist, on a fact-finding mission, returns to the old neighborhood in order to meet group members Psycho Les and JuJu. This journey not only nets cultural nuggets about the Latino duo and their surroundings, but crucial observations about self and the state that created hip hop.