Hip hop meets hardcore (and metal)…why not? These two extremely outspoken, youth-driven, American musical subcultures, born roughly around the same time in the 70’s, run on the same fundamental belief system, so it makes all the sense in the world to throw the two together in the same room. On October 22nd, True Till Def will make this collaboration happen in a very memorable way at NYC’s famed Santos Party House.
The event is a marriage of two of the most nonconformist, free spirited and challenging musical movements rooted and ingrained in New York City: Hardcore and Hip Hop.
Plus, find me an OG New Yorker who doesn’t cite albums from the Bad Brains or Cro Mags alongside Public Enemy and the Wu as their favorites of all time. As a matter of fact, it all sounds like an episode of Boundless Radio!
So boom, in one night, taking place on both levels of Santos, you get some of the freshest, newer voices in hip hop (Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, and Main Atrrakionz) to some heavy fuckin’ bands like Kylesa and Trash Talk…plus the reunion of Youth Of Today? YEP. ALL FOR FREE. You’re buggin’ if you’re not making this top priority during CMJ week.
But don’t worry if you can’t make it for very, very good reason, we’ll be there with cameras in hand to cover the whole thing!
All the info, in-print, plus streaming music player of the night’s talents:
Converse Presents: True Till Def
Hosted By Andrew WK
Youth of Today (NYC Reunion, first NYC show in 20+ years)
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire
Santos Party House
96 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
Big up Steve & Fred and Despot.