Porscha Coleman

About Porscha Coleman

Porscha “Lyrik” Coleman is a freelance journalist and poet, born and raised in Washington, DC. Porscha has been covering entertainment news with an emphasis on hip hop, spoken word and theatre for several years. She has written for various print and web publications and hopes to expand into film and television production.

DC Loves Dilla 2013

Seldom as a writer do I get the pleasure of covering an event I enjoy as much as the DC Loves Dilla Benefit Concert. The benefit concert which is in its eighth year honors world renowed rapper and super producer James Dewitt Yancey better known as Jay Dee or J Dilla. Dilla is best known […]

HHTF – J Dilla concert

DC Will Always Love Dilla part of the DC Hip-Hop Theatre Festival July 12 – 2011 — Approaching the 9:30 Club for the DC Loves Dilla benefit concert, I can see the steady stream of people buying tickets and entering the venue, other small groups gather outside, hugs, handshakes, and the low rumble of conversation […]

Where My Girls At?

I don’t think anyone ever told the lie that being black and lesbian in the 21st century was easy, but who knew it could be so funny? In the thoughtful, provocative, and insanely funny one woman show Where My Girls At?,  Micia Mosely makes it so.

Paige in Full at HHTF

If the full lobby at Studio Theatre, or the line that wrapped around said full lobby to sign a standby list for tickets was going to be any indication of how good the show Paige in Full would be, my job as a reviewer would be easy.

DCTS covers the Hip-Hop Theater Festival

The 9th Annual Hip-Hop Theater Festival is happening around DC July 6 – 10. All events are free and open to the public. For more details, click here.

Two world renowned DJs open HHTF with scorching performances

On the hottest day of the year, when many in DC were seeking the solace of air conditioning or the local swimming pool, droves of people chose to brave the heat for a scorching hot performance at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, marking the beginning of the 2010 Hip- Hop Theater Festival.

Hip Life on High: Homegrown

“Homegrown”, a documentary of a young Ghanaian hip-hop group, was screened at The Studio Theatre to a packed house of HHTF fans. 

History and Hip Hop – Hand in Hand

Rush hour was really rushed at Foggy Bottom/ GWU  Tuesday afternoon, as standing room only crowds boarded the free shuttle from the metro to the Kennedy Center.

AM Radio opens Hip-Hop Festival

In the relatively quiet Brookland neighborhood of Northeast Washington sits a relatively quiet bar and grill, ironically called The Library Saloon. The 2009 Hip Hop Theatre Festival kicked off at The Library with an extraordinarily talented collective of local painters called AM Radio.  They are part of the city-wide ART Unplugged –

The Word Begins

The Word Begins: Day 3 at HHTF By: Porscha “Lyrik” Coleman “Tonight we take back the word” exclaimed Sekou (tha misfit) and Steve Connell at the beginning of The Word Begins the 90 minute sold out extravaganza featured in the DC Hip Hop Theater Festival and performed at the Studio Theatre stage 4.

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