Starting this weekend Red Bull Music Academy's World Tour 2011 hits the Rotten Apple with "Five Out of Five" - a celebration of the five boroughs' most iconic rap albums right here in hip-hop's birthplace of NYC . Being folks who like to keep our hands all up in the cultural cookie jar, members of the ego trip collective will be in the mix hosting some of the late afternoon artist lectures . Sunday, Sacha Jenkins SHR reunites with his Queens brethren Mobb Deep for a conversation on the making of The Infamous . Tuesday, Chairman Mao discusses The Great Adventures of Slick Rick with Slick Rick the Ruler himself (as well as BDP's D-Nice ) up in the BX where the people are fresh. Thursday, Mao hits The Planet to exchange transmissions with Black Moon and Dru Ha of Duck Down on the creation Enta Da Stage . (Wu-Tang and Dipset round out the week.) Live performances will be happening in conjunction with each event every night. Vital stats below. Check full details on the week's schedule (as well as Mao's brief dissertations on each LP), here .
WHAT: Red Bull Music Academy World Tour 2011 - Five Out of Five, NYC w/ Mobb Deep, Slick Rick, Wu-Tang Clan, Black Moon, Diplomats
WHEN: Sunday, September 25th - Friday, September 30th, 2011
WHERE: ALL CITY, son! (go here for full schedule & locales for each day)
HOW: All lectures FREE (go here for nightly show tix)