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The Soundtrack Series is a monthly reading series and podcast in New York City that has gained national popularity via it’s animated, emotional and often hilarious true-life stories about music.  Similar to the popular MOTH series, The Soundtrack Series features personal storytelling performances with each story centered around a particular song and the role the song played in the storyteller’s life. The reader is welcomed onto the stage to the sound of their song, and then played out by said song when the story is finished.

The series has featured stories about songs from an array of genres and time periods and has featured writers (including the author of this post), journalists, musicians and big name performers.  This Thursday 11.21.13 The Soundtrack Series will have its first hip hop-themed event hosted by series founder Dana Rossi and hip hop record executive/author of The Big Payback, Dan Charnas.  One of the most memorable stories from the series thus far was told by Charnas about one of his first assignments working as a representative for Sir Mix-A=Lot.  You can listen to that story here or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.


The Soundtrack Series Hip Hop Event will feature all hip-hop-centric stories, such as filmmaker Adam Dubin talking about directing the music video for the Beastie Boyz ” (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” and A&R Dante Ross discussing his misadventures with Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

Full Lineup:
Adam Dubin
Bill Stephney
Monica Lynch
Eric & Jeff Rosenthal

Milk Dee
Faith Newman
Combat Jack
Dante Ross

Basic show details:

The Soundtrack Series – Hip-Hop Edition
Thursday, November 21
Show at 8PM, Doors at 7PM
The Gallery at LPR, 158 Bleecker Street
Tickets: $5 in advance at, $8 day of and at the door