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Topic: Black gangsters' opera/hiphop musical set in the 1700's?  (Read 1251 times)

Offline cuberdrift

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I've always been musing about this.

There's of course 'Treemonisha' by Scott Joplin, but I was thinking of an even newer setting...like an opera depicting a typical Afro-American Bronx setting, or some opera by Mozart re-interpreted in the style of hiphop.

What do you think?

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Re: Black gangsters' opera/hiphop musical set in the 1700's?
Reply #1 on: July 01, 2015, 02:18:38 PM
Leave Mozart alone and go explore the world of hip hopera.

And, yes, it really does exist.

Start your search with the works mentioned here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rap_opera
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Re: Black gangsters' opera/hiphop musical set in the 1700's?
Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 02:29:10 PM
Leave Mozart alone and go explore the world of hip hopera.

And, yes, it really does exist.

Start your search with the works mentioned here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rap_opera

Hmmm...interesting.

But I meant an actual opera...like, we could actually have Placido Domingo in it...about life in a standard Afro-American hiphop setting like the Bronx.

And a hiphop musical set in 1700's Europe.

It's just basically the two genres' settings interchanged with each other.

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Re: Black gangsters' opera/hiphop musical set in the 1700's?
Reply #3 on: July 01, 2015, 02:56:36 PM
We were slaves in the 1700s and there was no bronx or anything like that.

But aye it would be better in the south side Chicago setting.  Call it chiraq.

Well spike lee is making a movie called chiraq

But it's fine you can have the same name
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