Join us for Hartford hip-hop artists Tang and DJ Stealth! Chat with fellow concert-goers during the YouTube Concert Premiere at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ7kJPjm_O8.
John Manselle-Young, known around Hartford as Tang Sauce or Tang, has musical roots that go deep in African-American tradition. He is an active part of the Hartford arts community, performing widely as a B-boy, theatrical performer, and musician. His hip-hop performances have earned him recognition from Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets, a group founded in 1968 that has had unmistakable influence on the formation of hip-hop. Tang creates what he calls “old school Hip-Hop flow with a new school perspective,” incorporating his jazz trumpet alongside complex lyrical rhymes.
Asaad Jakson performs with many area hip-hop artists as DJ Stealth, and also makes rap appearances as MC Lion. He is a local and regional fixture at musical events ranging from open mics to dance battles to parties, and brings 15 years behind the turntables spinning everything he can get his hands on.
The CHS virtual summer concert series presents the work of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP), a statewide initiative that documents diverse cultural traditions and shares the artistic creations and community cultural practices of folk and traditional artists living throughout Connecticut.
This concert series is made possible with generous funding from the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America N.A., Trustee. Additional program support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD, and the Connecticut Historical Society.
To hear more from Tang, visit: https://soundcloud.com/bangdollatang