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It’s a rap—the genre is here to stay

David Goodson | 6/27/2013, 12:44 p.m. | Updated on 6/27/2013, 12:44 p.m.

The theatrical run is done, and as of June 11, the film is available on DVD and in digital formats. But since then, a more significant opportunity has been presented to the group. Observed Paradiso: “You can’t ask for fame again; you can’t control that. You can’t guarantee a boatload of money; you don’t control that. But they’re now given opportunities to write and perform again. So they can control their work. They’ve recorded a new studio album that we’ll begin promoting very soon. The shows are coming in, so they’ve been given hope, which is all everyone needs.”

Wonder Mike and Master Gee, in conjunction with Maysles Cinema Summer of Music, the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, Reel Harlem: The Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival, Ted Smooth’s Old School Jam and Harlem Hip Hop Tours, bring both the film and a performance to the public free of charge on Wednesday, July 10 at Marcus Garvey Park’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (behind Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, Mt. Morris Park West at 122nd Street). Things kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a DJ set by Ted Smooth. Wonder Mike and Master Gee will perform with Grandmaster Caz of the Cold Crush Brothers and, inadvertently, the Sugar Hill Gang (check out the flick to see how he fits). Hopefully, some surprise guest will bless the stage. I’ll revisit with an update. Over and out for now. Holla next week. Till then, enjoy the nightlife.