If you'd like an awesome, high-energy, alternahip-hop set for your party, event, or dance, don't hesitate to book ThaGataNegrra for a memorable show that's sure to slam the fun in your function! Along with her dancers, Unison Phunk Regime, GATA's cat-girl cosplay visuals and infectious grooves deliver an unexpected shot to any gathering!
Price Range: Negotiable; please contact us.
Gig Length: 15 - 45 minutes
What to Expect
When you book GATA, expect professionalism, a great show, clean lyrical content, and good, danceable songs. She is not only visually engaging but has a genuine star quality. ThaGataNegrra and Unison Phunk Regime have performed at block parties, street fairs, dance shows, graduation parties, walks, marathons, and fashion shows.
Short sets are fifteen minutes. Regular sets are approximately 30-45 minutes.
ThaGataNegrra's show is an alternative hip-hop performance with clean lyrics and hip-hop and house dancing. The act uses cosplay from familiar anime, pop culture icons, and sometimes just GATA as her own character. The dancers, Unison Phunk Regime, are high-energy and encourage audience participation, especially at events involving kids. They maintain professional attitudes and come prepared to entertain.
Sometimes there are giveaways of CDs, download cards, and Mardi Gras beads, light-up rings, glow sticks, etc.
Imagine a Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes/Del Tha Funky Homosapien vocal delivery hybrid, lyrical content reminiscent of Janet, De La Soul, and Eminem,all slapped on a technicolour New Wave hip-hop cosplay rave in Tokyo.
ThaGataNegrra is a Newark, NJ-based alternative hip-hop artist who specializes in innovative lyrics, cleverly twisted metaphors and a funky start-stop delivery that nails the listener from the word go; her rhyme arsenal runs the gamut from danceable ear candy to mind-searing aggression. Her distinct flow, catlike persona, and penchant for the odd not only earned GATA her feline namesake and the tag of the world's premier PunkRhyma™ , but made her a force that is undeniable.
GATA is painted as a manga/anime character of the hip-hop spectrum; her performances highlight this by featuring cosplay and visual and decora kei styles. Her musical style was colorfully described as “the angry love child of Hello Kitty and Eminem”, “infectious”, “honest”, and “full-bottle, in-your-face chick-hop”. Her influences range from Golden Era hip-hop and punk to dance and new wave. She is a founding member of The Alliance for Alternative and Eclectic Hip-Hop (AAEHH). She has been showcased at Code of tha Cuts: Project B-Girl at Vans Warped Tour, the ING NYC Marathon, and her music was included in the second and third seasons of the controversial, groundbreaking hit Hulu show "East Los High".
ThaGataNegrra's debut CD, “GATA City”, is available now on iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, and other digital outlets.
Additional Booking Notes
Usually only need sound setup for the backing tracks and two good microphones. If need be, able to supply own DJ for PA purposes; however, that raises the rate. Require enough space for the two dancers. If offered, will accept meals and non-alcoholic drinks such as water and soft drinks, but require at least water.
Past Booked Events
|October 26, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Japan Night 2020: Halloween|
|October 12, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Japan Night 2020: Anime and Idols|
|September 10, 2016 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm||Back-2-School Comic Con|
|September 08, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Japan Night 2020 at Lovecraft|
|August 20, 2016–August 21, 2016 • 9:00pm - 2:00am||FINAL ROUND! Cosplay Ball|
|August 20, 2016 • 9:00am - 8:00pm||Newark Comic Con|
|July 17, 2016 • 1:00pm - 7:00pm||Newark Gay Pride Jam|
|June 18, 2016 • 10:30am - 4:00pm||Tosho-Con|
|May 07, 2016 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||Free Comic Book Day|
|April 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||J1 Cosplay Prom|
|March 19, 2016 • 10:00am - 7:00pm||The Williams Center Comic Con|
|February 20, 2016 • 9:00am - 6:00pm||KHEM Con|
"Come Show Me" (funk/dance/house type of song)
"I Like" (spoken-word house)
"Like I Do (You Should Dance With Me)" (pop song, kid favourite)
approximate time: 15:00
Longer set adds:
"I Feel You" (dance-type song)
"Anything" (slower pop-type song)
"Felinephunk" (straight driving hip-hop song)
"GATA City: Kuro Neko Chaos" (fast-paced hip-hop) or "Juliet is Bleeding" (slower pop) or "Paperdollz" (rocked-out song), the latter of which they don't normally do without express permission of the client as it contains one profane word and the subject matter is controversial.
Approximate set time: 30-45:00
All songs can be reviewed upon request.
|Peace||Unison Phunk Regime Dancer|
Influences & Inspiration
Acts like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson as far as dancing, various J-and K-pop artists, and Japanese, raver, punk, and goth fashion as far as visual, with the soul of Golden Era hip-hop acts such as De La Soul and newer groups like Gorillaz.
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