Deez Nuts Written and Conceived by Sacha Jenkins
I would love to have seen this.
Starring the Beatnuts
Written & Conceived by Sacha Jenkins
Directed by Tommy Smith
Produced by Peter Oasis
Commissioned by Hip-Hop Theater Festival
A workshop production in honor of the highly acclaimed underground rap duo the Beatnuts, written by long time music writer Sacha Jenkins, co-conceived with noted promoter Peter Oasis. Deez Nuts explores the rich musical legacy of the Beatnuts through the performance of their tunes by the maestros themselves; Deez Nuts also canvases the sights, smells and characters of their native Corona, Queens. A fellow Queens-ite turned journalist, on a fact-finding mission, returns to the old neighborhood in order to meet group members Psycho Les and JuJu. This journey not only nets cultural nuggets about the Latino duo and their surroundings, but crucial observations about self and the state that created Hip-Hop.
October 1, 2 & 3.
Sacha Jenkins ain’t no slouch either. He was one of the first hip-hop writers whose name I recognized.
Here’s JuJu telling a Big Pun story…