Russell Simmons is a man of many hustles. His latest is an upcoming Broadway musical, aptly titled The Scenario, based on the history of Hip-Hop.
Announced on Thursday (March 19), the musical is based on a screenplay written by Dan Charnas, a veteran Hip-Hop journalist-turned-author and creator of The Big Payback. Simmons, who will serve as producer, says fans should expect s0me of the genre’s greatest hits since it invaded mainstream culture in the late 80s.
“Hip-hop’s explosion was fueled by a generation with an incredible hunger to discover new ways of expression,” Simmons said in a statement.
“It felt like such a natural fit to weave the best of these sounds and stories into an energetic and thrilling musical that would transport audiences through one of the most innovative artistic movements of our time.”
Additionally, the Def Jam Records founder is developing project for television with WorldStarHipHop.
Simmons aims to premiere The Scenario in New York City towards the end of 2016.
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