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The Cast of The Wire Share Unheard BTS and More via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

 The Cast of HBO’s The Wire Share Unheard Behind The Scenes Stories and More via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv   

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show

Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, J.D “Bodie” William, Julitio “Naman” McCullum and Cipha Sounds

New York, NY, July 3, 2014 – On Friday, June 27th, 2014, actors J.D “Bodie” Williams, Felicia “Snoop” Pearson and Julitio “Naman” McCullum from HBO‘s hit show The Wire stopped by FIT for the special DCM edition of The Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL. The improv show is presented by Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade “UCB”, the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES [Lydia Hensler, , Brandon Gardner, Sean Diston, Natasha Rothwell, and Cipha Sounds] reenacted stories originally told by the cast of “The Wire.”


During the set, the cast shared a story about how the drug dealers on the streets were extremely understanding and cooperative with the cast and crew filming on their block. The drug dealers were so accommodating, that they insisted that one of the cast members wear a very opulent and extravagant piece of jewelry while the show was filmed. The cast also revealed how their celebrity status led a car salesman to loan them a vehicle (which is against the dealerships policy) and how they ended up totaling the borrowed vehicle.


Friday night was a very special edition of the Hip Hop Improv Show – Take It Personal because the show was based on the hit series “The Wire” and was performed by multiple by the improvisers from the UCB theatre school in NY and Los Angeles.


Music was provided by Drewski from Hot 97. Special guests included comedian/actress Anjelah Johnson, Bernard Smalls (StuffFlyPeopleLike.com), Rae Holliday (StuffFlyPeopleLike.com), Jakk Doe (JakkDoe.com), Willy Dope of Par-City, and more. TAKE IT PERSONAL will continue every Friday at the legendary UCB Theater.


Reserve your seats now for July 11th. The show always sells out!  Reserve tix >


Images below provided by Karl Ferguson and Daniel Vasquez.



The Wire Cast on Take It Personal: Hip Hop Improv

The Wire Cast on Take It Personal: Hip Hop Improv


A Tribe Called Yes and The Cast of The Wire

JD & Julito Enjoy Chicken Backstage.

The Wire Cast Members Story Telling at Take it Personal

A Tribe Called Yes

A Tribe Called Yes with Ben Schwartz

DJ Drewski

Show Always Sells Out. Get Your Tickets Now

Cipha Sounds







TAKE IT PERSONAL will consist of famous hip hop artists either performing monologues, sharing personal stories, performing their songs, or being interviewed on their lives for source material.  A group of talented improvisers will then use that material to create a totally made up show. You will be amazed on how the hip hop artist’s story is brought to life right in front of your eyes. “Watching an improv show is like seeing someone walk over the tight rope without the net… But way funnier,” said Cipha Sounds.


Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds – Cipha Sounds is an actor, DJ, radio personality, and comedian. He is on the radio Monday through Friday 5am-10am on “Ebro in The Morning,” “The More Fire Mix” at midnight,and on Saturdays 5pm-7pm on New York’s number one station HOT 97.  Cipha has carved out a distinct voice in music and comedy over the past 15 years. Past work includes official DJ for Lil Kim and Mos Def, host of Sucker Free and TRL on MTV, and resident DJ for Chapelle’s Show. He most recently starred in VH1’s This is Hot 97 and hosts his comedy series Dont Get Gassed every month at New York City’s famous Caroline’s on Broadway and the only Hip Hop Improv – TAKE IT PERSONAL every friday featuring Hip Hop’s elite and top improvisers.www.dontgetgassed.com |www.hot97.com | @ciphasounds


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