Russell Simmons is and always has been a guiding light in hip-hop. Those days are far from numbered as hist latest venture involves the next big hip-hop musical. The Scenario, which Simmons announced in 2015 will pack three decades of hip into a run of performances later this year. Naturally, Mr. Simmons paired with Def Jam’s parent company Universal Music Group to create the musical in order to cover rap’s rise to international influence due to the labels catalog of legendary artists.
Russell wants the experience to be for everyone from kids in the hood to the sophisticated theatre goers who frequent the theatre. If you’re interested in seeing the film, have no fear as technology will be used to push the boundaries of Broadway production. You’ll have a chance to interact directly with what’s going on up onstage. So far we can expect tunes by Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Kurtis Blow, The Sugarhill Gang, and more.