“Through the Mic: LACMA x Hip Hop”, Co-Curated by Murs
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be hosting “Through the Mic: LACMA x Hip Hop”, a new concert series co-curated by LACMA and hip hop artist Murs. The series will feature local emerging experimental hip hop, with an emphasis on the diversity of LA-based artists; a defined statement on the evolution and presence of West Coast music. Concerts will take place the third Thursday of every month from May through October in front of artist Chris Burden’s iconic Urban Light sculpture. The opening concert on May 17th will feature Murs joined by Eligh and Scarub to form 3 Meloncholy Gypsys (3MG) at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased here.
For too long, Los Angeles hip hop has been seen as one dimensional ‘gangsta rap.’ With this new series, we’re giving our city’s hip hop artists an amazing platform to show not only our community, but the world, that we have so much more to offer.
Murs provides a deeper insight to this exciting new series below: