My Art Prize Entry, The Art Of Freestyle, will be a 17 HOUR IMPROVISED FREESTYLE RAP (9-21-13) that will feature me moving throughout the city, backed by different DJ’s and musicians as I collaborate with the thousands of people who will converge on Grand Rapids during The ArtPrize Competition. THIS WILL BREAK THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR “MARATHON FREESTYLE RAP”.
Although the Artist Entries are impressive each year…I’m most excited about the power that exists in all of the humans who usually participate in the contest strictly as voters.
The goal of my entry is to engage them by encouraging them to provide words, objects and images that will be immediately incorporated into the content of my freestyle, which will also break the Guinness World Record for Marathon Freestyle Rap.
The success of the piece will be determined by YOU. Let’s Collaborate.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER OR HAVE A SPECIFIC IDEA OF HOW YOU COULD ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE, PLEASE E-MAIL RICKCHYME1922@GMAIL.COM OR MY MANAGER, CHRIS KLEINMAN (CHRIS@MISUSEDZENITH.COM)
We will be using the hash tags below to gather words and images from people to be incorporated into the freestyle, as well as to organize video and photos taken by those we come into contact with during the freestyle.
Below is a rough schedule of our route, this may change a bit due to unexpected circumstances or additions to the piece. We will be constantly updating our progress and any changes or additions at…
The entire freestyle will be streaming here at rickchyme.com
Schedule/Route (Saturday,September 21, 2013)
John Hartman Photography Co.(RICK’S VENUE)
105 S. Division
ArtPrize “Art Walk”
Begins at Rosa Parks Circle
Street Busking w/ PUNKSUHATE
Live On 104.5fm WSNX
129 S. Division Ave
SuperDre (Bass Bin Pop Up Party)
New Holland Brewery “Happy Hour Jam”
w/ Nixon and Sir Manley
Mexicains Sans Frontieres
120 S Division #226
In Front of UICA
w/ Jovonnah Nicholson
B.O.B. Hooked up to Robotic Dragon Installation
w/ Dean Martian
MGP Hip-Hop Heavyweight(5 mins)
w/ DJ Omega Supreme
The Stache (Intersection Front Room)
133 Grandville Ave SW
68 Commerce Ave SW
w/ Scotty Pellegrom, Michael Sullivan, Jimmy Schultz, AOK, Craig Griffith, Dean Martian, Rodney “RhythmRod” Jones, Venson Dix,and more.
The final hour and change of the freestyle.
WE WILL BE BREAKING THE RECORD AT 1:00AM!