NYC's Lyrical Giant - Malik Work - Steps to the Mic on the GingerNewYork TV Show

The Real Live Show co-founder Malik Work is Scheduled to Perform "Chip Away" on the GNY TV Show Friday, November 8th, 2 pm EST. RSVP Required for Studio Audience Seating. Manhattan Neighborhood Network TV Studios, NYC.
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NEW YORK - Nov. 3, 2013 - PRLog -- Malik Work: MC/Actor/Writer is one of New York City's lyrical giants. Mr. Work built his reputation on co-founding the seminal live hip-hop crew, The Real Live Show, with a decade of residencies and performances at venues all over the U.S. and Europe. The group’s sophisticated musicianship— and the literate rhymes of Malik, a.k.a. Dionysos, and his co-MC, Stimulus—garnered The Real Live Show critical acclaim. The Village Voice enthused: “If ever a group lived up to their name, it's The Real Live Show. With a distinguished palette of players backing them, New York City purebred MCs Stimulus and Dionysos paint a pitch-perfect portrait of hip- hop's spirit.” The Real Live Show also has the distinction of being the first hip-hop band ever to play the Greenwich Village’s esteemed Blue Note Jazz Club.

Having established such a notable hip-hop NYC heritage, Mr. Work is now stepping forward with two revelatory solo projects. He’s releasing a mixtape titled Work In Progress featuring the cleverly absurd single “Let Me See Some I.D.” And he’s issuing the first ever interactive beatless rhymes project, Work With The Voice.

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With a sound that has been described as a cross between Busta Rhymes and The Roots, Work In Progress is a diverse collection of tracks. The debut single “Let Me See Some I.D.” is birthed from the same aesthetic as the venerated The Real Live Show oeuvre, but it has a sleek and progressive production approach that makes it competitively modern.  Mr. Work’s erudite and barbed wit permeates the loosely autobiographical track, referencing his time working the door at the revered Nublu club, one of the hippest haunts in the Lower East Side with regulars such as Kudu, Brazilian Girls, Wax Poetic, Forro in the Dark, and Love Trio. Being the gatekeeper for one of the coolest clubs in NYC inspired Malik Work to pen some playfully irreverent lyrics. “I’m checking people’s certifications to see if they’re cool enough to party with me,” he chuckles, explaining the clever jocular jabs of the lyrical content. The track will be released as a remix by famed label owner/groove culture visionary/DJ/producer Nickodemus. Nickodemus organized the pioneering and beloved outdoor event Turntables On The Hudson. He remains a fixture in the dance music scene with his acclaimed label Wonderwheel Recordings. He’s also highly respected for his work remixing such a diverse array of artists as Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Bebel Gilberto, Thievery Corporation, Astor Piazzolla, among many others. The mixtape will be rounded out by live favorites that until now haven’t had definitive studio versions, including the social commentary song “Zombie” and the anthemic “Cosmo Kids.”

Malik Work learned flow stems from his deep appreciation for all written masterworks, and his firm belief that hip-hop lyrics fit into the literature continuum. Currently he teaches a workshop called "Rap and Spoken Word as Performed Literature." This intensive connected the work of classic writers such as Dr. Seuss and William Shakespeare with the lyrics of contemporary hip-hop artists like Biggie Smalls. These seemingly disparate threads of hip-hop, classic literature, and theater, tie in with Work’s well-rounded artistry. He’s written three plays, acted in an off-Broadway one-man show, and appeared in numerous movies. Work will be playing himself in an upcoming film tentatively titled, An American In Hollywood. The movie is set at Nublu and features Work as a character in the movie with a music performance role. Also, his song, "New York City,” will be a theme track in the film.

Malik Work has been consistently ahead of his time. Way before the reality TV explosion, Work and his The Real Live Show co-MC, Stimulus, filmed their weekly residency documenting the duo sharpening their craft as a “hip-hop reality series.” Today, Work continues that progressive spirit with his new mixtape Work In Progress and his groundbreaking Work With The Voice interactive beatless rhymes project. In addition to maintaining a busy The Real Live Show schedule, Work is also expanding his profile with new and exciting collaborations, such as fronting the Parisian-born jazz-hop band Nedjma and developing his hip-hop cabaret concept group, The Upstagers.

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Malik Work's Appearance was Coordinated by: Music Director/Drummer Swiss Chris

GingerNewYork found on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) since launching in November, 2010, has been showcasing the “Kool Kats…Gotham Nights” greats of music and culture of New York and beyond. What defines GingerNewYork is its host Ginger Broderick’s unique insight, connection to and pulse on the music and culture of Gotham making GingerNewYork one of the most sought after programs to appear on.

GingerNewYork can be seen in Manhattan on Time Warner Cable Channel 34, Fios Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82, every Friday afternoon at 2pm EST.  It can also be seen live streaming on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network's website,, Channel 1.

About GingerNewYork host Ginger Broderick:
Broderick perhaps better known to many as “The Media CPA” is a fixture on the media circuit.

Ms. Broderick appeared regularly for eight years on weekend morning financial segments for WABC Eyewitness News. She has appeared on Good Day New York, WNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, NY1 and WOR Radio discussing tax-related issues. She has interviewed with top financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Wealth Manager.

Ms. Broderick completed her TV Producer’s Certification at Manhattan Neighborhood Network and launched her own talk/variety show, GingerNewYork. Segments of the show are aired LIVE at the MNN studios and taped at the Gibson Guitar showroom/Rehearsal Studios in New York City.

Broderick is a faculty member of Queens College/CUNY Continuing Education Program. Broderick obtained a B.S. degree in accounting from St. John’s University in New York City and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York.

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