I'm announcing auditions for any hip-hop artist or group of artists (humorous, serious, real, imaginary, theatrical, experienced, inexperienced, whatever) who wants to perform 50 Cent's In Da Club with a cello orchestra accompaniment at the next Portland Cello Project performance.

Some of us envision serious rappers, some of us envision pure humor, some theatrical things with back-up dancers and gats and grills… but whatever. We'll just see what feels right at the auditions.

Tony Rogers is doing the arrangement – which will be an actual beat with an orchestra of 8 real cellos doing all the bass/melodic/string parts.

Auditions are this Saturday, April 7 from 2pm onward (in ten-minute intervals).
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