TRIBECA-GRAND have released their debut album SPORT OF THE GODS. It's an ode to the classic 10-track Hip-Hop album; think Paid In Full, Criminal Minded, Illmatic. Much like its predecessors, SOTG is heavy on the content, light on the features and skits. Click the album cover to get you a taste of this instant classic.
The #TakeAKneeChallenge will run Jan. 1 - 31, 2018, with a total of $1,000 in prizes to be awarded to contest winners. With their single Take A Knee nearing the top of National College Rap Radio Chart Rap Attack Lives, TRIBECA-GRAND launches the #TakeAKneeChallenge. The campaign is an Instagram video contest. voice their personal causes and promote the videos on Instagram using the hashtag #TakeAKneeChallenge. Winners are determined in four categories: Most Plays, Most Likes, Most Comments, Most Shares/Reposts, and awarded $250 per category. The Campaign is designed to incentivize social activism. Follow on Instagram.
TRIBECA-GRAND represents an unprecedented culmination of nearly 50 years of combined professional experience, and a shared cultural experience in Hip-Hop dating almost back to day one. The Bronx is the birthplace of Hip-Hop. Philadelphia is the home of the first Rapper to win a Grammy. From the hood to Hollywood, this team represents the essence of all the best Hip-Hop has to offer. TRIBECA-GRAND were destined to play the Sport Of The Gods.
Grand Agent, The Rapper Is Now Jared Lee Taylor, The Playwright
NY Summerfest 2017 is here. With more than 90 productions going up this year, we're guaranteed to be pleasantly surprised by the variety and scope of theater on display. One such surprise is HUSTLE 'TIL IT HURT, a romantic dramedy set to Hip-Hop. Jackie is a hustler-of-all-trades. She has it all -she thinks. Richie is a by-the-books young attorney -or is he? Are bad girls really gone forever? Do nice guys really not get laid? Can this ill-conceived couple convince themselves to make a go of it? Rapper turned playwright Jared Lee Taylor (FKA Grand Agent) sets the action to his original Hip-Hop jams. With three performances at Hudson Guild Theater, Aug 17, 19, and 20, tickets are available now at JaredLeeTaylor.com. You can even download the soundtrack for free at www.grandagent.net. That way you'll be able to sing along.
2007's Peak Oil EP, part of the Rawkus 50 Campaign, and two blind collabo LP's Gettin' Away (with Germany's Prickly Pear) and The Ghetto Ain't A Place (with UK's Tom Caruana), originally released in 2009 and 2010 respectively, have been made available for streaming and download.
The ON Network: Our News, Our Narrative, Our Network. GA and longtime collaborators Bryan R. Adams, Phil Brown and Paul Brown join forces to launch a digital network focused on family oriented urban programming. The first original series #HipHopForAmerica is a talkshow mash-up blending the traditional elements of monologue, music and interview in a very fresh way. Subscribe here!
Just in the nick of time, GA drops The Ten Black Demandmetns, a fiery political parody of the Notorious B.I.G. classic The Ten Crack Commandments reworked by Hezekiah. The track is also the subject of the first season of the webseires #HipHopForAmerica.
One of the finest to emerge from the Philly underground in the mid-to-late 90s, Grand Agent’s resume is an impressive one to say the least - and we like it when our interviewees like to tell stories as much as we like to hear them, and Grand certainly doesn’t disappoint.
This dude has worked and recorded with some of the best that the artform has to offer including Lord Finesse, Pete Rock, Camp Lo, Planet Asia, Hi-Tek, and DJ Revolution. He’s represented the culture as an unofficial ambassador to Germany for two terms – that’s an eternity as rap careers go.
Earlier this month, Grand Agent celebrated his 40th among friends and fans at Voltage Lounge in Philly. Brooklyn Radio’s Lara Gamble spoke with GA and Carl Madison while they were still putting the finishing touches on a bash for the hip-hop history books.
Heard the buzz about Grand Agent’s 40th Birthday Bash and album release party? The event went down at Voltage Lounge in his hometown of Philly on May 16, with Camp Lo, Last Emperor, The Wurxs, Journalist, Carl Madison, and C.R.A.V.E. RAW.