Maino Featured in Cipha Sounds’ HipHop Improv
TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
New York, NY, July 23, 2013 – On Friday, July 19, 2013, Maino was featured in the Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers Cipha Sounds, Abra Tabak, Phil Jackson
Lydia Hensler, Brandon Gardner, and Brandon Scott Jones reenacted stories originally told by Maino.
During the show rapper Maino shared a story a sweaty encounter with a rapper.. Cipha Sounds said, “My boy Maino finally came thru to Take it Personal. He’s one of the first guys I wanted to get. I know he’s gonna have some great stories to turn into comedy… And he did. Mafia!!!”
Take it Personal will continue every Friday at the legendary UCB Theater.
Special Guests included Keith Nelson (AllHipHop.com), Copper Tony (kevinnottingham.com), Shenequa Golding (Interactive One), Gerard ” HipHopGamer ” Williams, and more.
Maino and Cipha Sounds
Maino On Cipha Sounds’ Take It Personal Hip Hop Improv Show
Cipha Sounds, Maino, and Improvisers
Cast and Cipha Sounds and Maino
Maino and Cipha Sounds
TAKE IT PERSONAL will consist of famous hip hop artists either performing monologues, sharing personal stories, performing their songs, or being interviewed on their lives for source material. A group of talented improvisers will then use that material to create a totally made up show. You will be amazed on how the hip hop artist’s story is brought to life right in front of your eyes. “Watching an improv show is like seeing someone walk over the tight rope without the net… But way funnier,” said Cipha Sounds.
Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds is an actor, dj, radio personality, and comedian. He is on the radio Monday through Friday 5am-10am on “The Hot 97 Morning Show” and on Saturdays 5pm-7pm on New York’s number one station HOT 97. Cipha has carved out a distinct voice in music and comedy over the past 15 years. Past work includes official DJ for Lil Kim and Mos Def, host of Sucker Free and TRL on MTV, and resident DJ for Chapelle’s Show. He currently hosts his comedy series Dont Get Gassed every month at New York City’s famous Caroline’s on Broadway. www.dontgetgassed.com | www.hot97.com | @ciphasounds
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