New York: Pharoahe Monch Hosts Global Hip-Hop Throwdown In NYC
Monday, Oct 20, 2008 6:00AM
Helping to unite urban artists from across the globe, rapper Pharoahe Monch will be hosting the CMJ (College Music Jounal) sponsored "Global Hip-Hop Throwdown" international showcase in New York later this week.
"I'm very excited to be hosting the Global Hip-Hop Throwdown," Monch told SOHH. "I have benefited greatly from the international hip-hop scene and through my extensive touring in Europe, Australia, South America and Asia."
He also bases his exposure to music outside of the United States as a qualification for hosting the event.
"I have seen some of the most innovative and cutting edge music come from outside of the states," he added. "We will have a great night of music as these artists from all over the world perform for a US audience at the CMJ conference."
Located in New York's East Village, the CMJ event will also feature performances by up-and-coming artists including Blitz the Ambassador, Mr. Reo, King Reign, DJ Soulscape and more.
The "Global Hip-Hop Throwdown" will take place Thursday, October 23 from 8 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST
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