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Celebrate Brooklyn: Big K.R.I.T. / Angel Haze / The D.R.E.A.M. Ring: FLEXN
Jul 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm| Free
BIG K.R.I.T., whose space-themed 2014 sophomore effort Cadillactica (Def Jam) “shines like a supernova,” is “one of the most gifted rappers living on this wretched ball of blue called Earth.” (Billboard)
K.R.I.T. will have to bring his A-game; the “hyper lyrical” phenomenon ANGEL HAZE has proven that “she can go toe-to-toe with any young rapper when it comes to flow and punchlines.” (Pitchfork). Born in Detroit, Haze’s religious upbringing kept her from hearing pop music, let alone hip-hop, until she moved to Brooklyn at 16. She is pansexual, and came out as agender earlier this year. Her self-proclaimed lack of musical influences and unusual personal narrative have combined to give rise to something truly rare in hip-hop: a totally original voice.
First up is the Brooklyn-born choreographer and flexing pioneer Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray’s THE D.R.E.A.M RING, a crew of local dancers who recently performed a showcase at the Park Avenue Armory that “at first amazes and then glides into the mystical.” (NY Times)
BRIC presents the 37th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, comprised of 29 performances, June 3 – August 12. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn’s eclecticism and diversity, features a wide array of free, world-class performances in the singular environs of the Prospect Park Bandshell.