The New Museum is proud to host the series launch party of Representing NYC, a new series of youth hip-hop records that pair Brooklyn public school students with Brooklyn-based independent musicians. Curated by Sam Hillmer (of avant-garde chamber ensemble Zs), the first CD in the series brings together members of Brooklyn-based electronic/noise group Excepter with The Fly Girlz, a group of twelve- to fourteen-year-old rappers from Brownsville. To celebrate this much-needed opportunity for young artists to represent their New York and connect to a larger spectrum of creative musicians, this launch party presents a nonstop bash bringing together students from the program with established musicians.
The Fly Girlz, six MCs aged twelve to fourteen, use their songs to explore everyday struggles in Brownsville, from boys to drive-bys.
Nine 11 Thesaurus are the newest group formed through the Representing NYC program, presenting Brooklyn’s most fearsome and irreverent rap.
Mr. Lif (Def Jux Records) stands among today’s most explosive and political rappers, his deft wordplay illuminating birth to death, and everything in between.
Zebrablood, a.k.a. Nathan Corbin, is a founding member of avant/sacred noise ensemble Excepter, and producer of The Fly Girlz debut.