MAMAs and UCAN Team Up for Live Hip-Hop Series

Recent News 21 Jul 2019

First Madison Hip-Hop Showcase is at the High Noon on Friday, July 26

Here is some news from the MAMAs, via press release:

The Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) and the Urban Community Action Network (UCAN) are hosting a new Hip-Hop concert series to provide more opportunities for Hip-Hop artists in the Madison area. Together, these well-established community organizations are looking to sponsor and host up to four Hip-Hop events every year. The first concert will take place at the High Noon Saloon on July 26, 2019 featuring Chris Jewson, Ms. Lecter, Willie Wright, TG, Bang, Bob da Hippie, and music by DJ Pain 1. This event is for ages 18+. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased through the High Noon Saloon or through Facebook or at the venue on the day of the show.

Each event will feature Hip-Hop artists from the greater Madison area on a major stage in Madison with local Hip-Hop DJs to deliver high energy performances. The best performers will be asked to compete in our Hip-Hop competition and have a shot at a major cash award and prize packages as well as a chance to perform at the MAMA Awards show at the Overture Center next year.

“This is a new day in Madison” says Curt Davies, executive director of the MAMA. Davies believes more and more area venues are opening their doors to Hip-Hop. Davies goes onto explain, “We are challenging area Hip-Hop artists to bring their best and leave it all on stage”.

UCAN president, Karen Reece says, “We are excited to build new partnerships that will increase opportunities for local Hip-Hop artists. Our partnership with MAMA has the potential to grow as more collaborators come on board.”

To be considered for future performance opportunities or for more information, Hip-Hop artists, including rappers, singers, and dancers, should contact Reconsiderate at for Artists should email links to recorded music and/or video to be considered for booking.

In addition to supporting area Hip-Hop artists, UCAN and MAMA are also sponsoring Hip-Hop music workshops in Madison area schools. Each eight week workshop brings Hip-Hop artists into the schools and includes the history of Hip-Hop along with lyric writing instruction. The workshop concludes with a recording of compositions composed by each student.

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Rick Tvedt

Rick is publisher of Local Sounds Magazine, formerly Rick's Cafe, Wisconsin's Regional Music Newspaper. He is also the Executive Director for MAMA, Inc., a non-profit organization that produces the Madison Area Music Awards and raises funds to promote youth music programs.

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