On Wednesday (April 19), Jay Z’s streaming service TIDAL launched a new original series from DJ Cipha Sounds. Titled Hip Hop Improv With Cipha Sounds, the forthcoming show will infuse hip-hop and comedy based on real-life stories of famed rap celebrities.
“I’m always looking for ways to blend my two biggest passions, hip-hop and comedy, and this series gives viewers the opportunity to hear some hilarious and real stories from the top players in the hip-hop industry,” DJ Cipha Sounds says in a statement to Billboard. “I brought this series to TIDAL because I had a great experience working with them on No Small Talk, and they give me a lot of creative freedom. The show is 100 percent unscripted so you never know what’s coming next but you’re definitely going to want to stay tuned!”
Cipha Sounds and his team A Tribe Called Yes will provide improvisational skits at New York City’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. For their debut episode, Sounds tapped Black Thought of The Roots to reenact a marijuana bust.
Watch the premiere below.