Hip Hopera

davemarc davemarc at PANIX.COM
Thu Nov 17 15:30:07 UTC 2005

Here's something.

Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)


----- Original Message -----
From: Grant Barrett <gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG>
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2005 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: Hip Hopera

> The largest popularizer of the term "hip-hopera" that I know of is
> the Kleptones, a couple of fellows who last year used sampling from
> guitar rock and hip-hop to create an album-length mash-up called "A
> Night at the Hip-Hopera." It's really very good.
> http://www.kleptones.com/pages/downloads_hiphopera.html
> http://www.waxy.org/archive/2004/09/23/kleptone.shtml
> I wouldn't be surprised to find there are other, earlier uses, since
> "hip hop" is constantly being punned on and blended.
> On Nov 17, 2005, at 09:31, bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> > "Hip Hopera" has been used in various news stories, including
> > Murder Inc.'s Gotti brothers that's in the newspapers this
> > week...OT: 8,000 Big Apple website hits yesterday?
> Grant Barrett
> gbarrett at worldnewyork.org
> http://www.doubletongued.org/

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