New York, NY — H2C2 and Ralph McDaniels presents “Emcee to Emcee”, a bi-weekly event that showcases NY underground artists in an intimate setting that represents Hip Hop at its best, at the Hip Hop Culture Center. Every other Tuesday two emcees will have the opportunity to perform a selection of their greatest work. At the beginning of each song the artist will give a brief statement that explains the motivation behind the track. In addition, the artist will take questions from the audience comprised of mainly emcees. There will also be a music producer and musicians in house whose instrumentals will be featured in a cipher conducted by the crowd.

To add exclusivity to the event H2C2 will spotlight a true school artist who will make commentary and bring flavor to the house. To conclude the function a classic Hip Hop video from Video Music Box’s archive will be played, followed by a Q & A or freestyle session. General admission is $5 for emcees and $20 for civilians. A member of H2C2’s Rapathon Alumni will be stationed at the door to enforce this (and yes we will make you rhyme but it’s all in good fun).

The purpose of “Emcee to Emcee” is to offer underground artists an outlet to perform and share their passion for music with like-minded individuals. In addition, it’s a way to build a generational bridge between the old school and new school Hip Hop artists. Every show will be videotaped, documented, and streamed live (www.livestream.com/onfumes) by co-producer, the notable Ralph McDaniels (creator of Video Music Box). To RSVP to our next show send an email to h2c2center@gmail.com.

Our address is 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY 10027 (2nd Fl. of Magic Johnson Theater). We are accessible by A, B, C, D, 2 and 3 trains. H2C2 is a facility that conducts Hip Hop centric education youth programs, sneaker battles, art exhibitions, fashion shows, and corporate special events. For more information please contact Natassia at 212-234-7171 or hiphopculturectr@gmail.com.

Check out the “Emcee to Emcee” Trailer:

Emcee to Emcee Photo Recaps

(8.3.10) Triboro with special guests, The Cold Crush Brothers

(8.17.10) AtLas’ and Hasan Salaam with special guest, Chubb Rock

(8.31.10) M-Tri w/DJ Leecy T and Rich Kid with special guests, Kangol Kid and Lil Rodney C

(9.14.10) PreZZure and WordSpit with special guests, Grand Daddy I.U.,  Freedom Williams, and Mikey D

(9.28.10) Dollar Coffee and Genesis Be with special guests, DoItAll from Lords of the Underground and Jimmy Spicer

(10.12.10) P-Pressure and Purple Haze with special guests, Naughty by Nature, Pebblee Poo, and Roxanne Shante

(10.26.10) Tha Gecko Brothas with special guests, L.A. Sunshine and The Force M.D.’s