Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Ise Lyfe set to perform Who's Krazy in LA
Respected, revered spoken word hip-hop theatre artist Ise Lyfe, will be showcasing his one man show - "Who's Krazy" at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood this week.
Directed bv Billy Hutton, "Who's Krazy" centres around the everyday life of a 31-year old African-American working in the Corporate rat maze, who reject, attempt to downplay early thirty year old mans blackness, till the character's ,moment of ephiphany, when he is forced to take a long look at all that he is, his beliefs, his background, himself.
In a HipHopDX interview, Ise Lyfe stated in relation to his one man theatre show - "This story is about a man who is born in the hood, goes corporate, and then fizzles out on his own hype. The hood in the 80's, his corporate career in the 90's, and when the piece ends with him on the ground moving his legs but going nowhere, he personifies and embodies the current state of this vast Hip Hop culture spawned from love, hunger, hopes, and bad decisions".
Acitivist, artist, educator Ise Lyfe made his own path to success. Tired, burnt out, stressed out due to the violence ever present throughout his native Oakland, California, Ise found an escape, lessons, truths, motivation scribling down rhymes, penning journals and through his involvement in teen poetry slams. He first obtained national recognition in 2000, as a competitor in the annual Youth Speaks Poetry Slam Finals and through representing SF's Bay Area at the Youth Speaks Natioanl Poetry Slam in 2001.
These awards, accolades helped secure performances for Ise all over the States. He has performed alongside Dave Chappelle, E-40, Harry Belafonte, Dead Prez, Ben Harper, The Coup to name a few and has been featured on Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on HBO.
Ise co-founded the P.O.W.E.R. Movement, a grass roots organisation dealing with the educational, social and political basic needs of struggling youth. He also formed Lyfe Productives and has stood at the front of numerous Oakland school classrooms, repping Youth Speaks.
If you're in Hollywood on Friday 11th, 12th, 13th of this month, here are the "Who's Krazy" show details:
Who’s Krazy show times:
Friday, July 11th: 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 12th: 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 13th: 3 p.m., 8 p.m.
The Stella Adler Theatre is located at 6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Floor in Hollywood, CA 90028. You can grab tickets from Plays 411, if you're keen to check it out.
Here's a fresh track from Ise Lyfe feat. Zion I, entitled Thighbone
Ise Lyfe's forthcoming "Prince Cometh" album drops on August 19th in stores and digitally on July 15th, through 7even89ine Music
Thanks to Audible Treats for the heads up.