Antipop Consortium is an alternative hip hop ensemble based in New York. Conceived in 1997 out of a series of daring collaborations at the “Rap Meets Poetry” sessions of the Nuyorican Poets Café, the group has developed a cerebral, visionary strain of hip hop that incorporates the fragmented rhythms of contemporary electronic music with the confrontational, interrogative stance of rap.
To coincide with the New Museum’s summer exhibition, “Ghosts in the Machine,” Antipop Consortium will give a special performance exploring the deeply human possibilities of electronic musical equipment. Building upon this longstanding priority for the group (member High Priest released an EP in 2000 titled Ghost in the Drummachine), Antipop Consortium’s New Museum debut will showcase the group’s dedication to innovation, boundary-smashing, and righteousness.
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