DJ Cipha Sounds has announced that he will begin a weekend residency on Friday and Saturday nights at The 40/40 Club located at 6 West 25th Street in Manhattan. The iconic Manhattan-based DJ will take over the turntables and close out the night every weekend following an opening DJ act.
In an effort to properly welcome Cipha to weekends at The 40/40 Club, a lineup of events has been announced for the month of November. All four weekend events listed below will host a bevy of specials including $10 D’USSÉ Cognac cocktails.
Friday, Nov. 4 – GOTV Concert for Hillary Clinton After Party
On Friday, Nov. 4, The 40/40 Club will host the official after party for JAY Z’s GOTV Concert for Hillary Clinton. Following his performance in Cleveland, Ohio, JAY Z and other special guests including Robinson Cano will return to Manhattan to celebrate as DJ Cipha Sounds welcomes them back to The 40/40 Club.
Saturday, Nov. 12 – UFC 205: Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez
On Saturday, Nov. 12, DJ Cipha Sounds will take over the DJ booth following a special presentation of UFC 205: Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez. The event will be shown on all four 165” video walls and over 30 flat screen TVs throughout The 40/40 Club.
Saturday, Nov. 19 – Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward “Pound For Pound” Fight
On Saturday, Nov. 19, DJ Cipha Sounds will kick off the after party following a special HBO Pay-Per-View presentation of Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward “Pound For Pound” fight.
Friday Nov. 25 – Saturday, Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving/Black Friday
The 40/40 Club will celebrate the weekend after Thanksgiving with a special Black Friday party with DJ Cipha Sounds on the turntable.
Cipha Sounds got his first break interning for Funkmaster Flex which lead to a 17-year career at NYC’s hip hop station Hot 97, including hosting the #1 morning show. His tireless work ethic and perceptive DJ skills earned him opening slots at legendary NYC nightspots like the Tunnel and Palladium. Soon after that, Cipha found himself spinning for Lil Kim, Mos Def and JAY Z on national tours, and rocking private parties and album release events for superstars like Diddy, Eminem and Mariah Carey. Cipha’s ear for talent and club honed musical instincts also made him a natural A&R executive, a position he has held with labels ranging from Tommy Boy, Neptunes’ Star Trak imprint with Pharrell Williams and Roc-A-Fella with JAY Z. Cipha helped usher in such talent as Rihanna, Rick Ross and Sean Paul. He is also no stranger to TV and comedy success. Over the years, his jobs have ranged from hosting “Sucker Free” and “Total Request Live” on MTV, to on-air DJ for the legendary Chappelle show.
Cipha also set a goal to take over the improv comedy world. After studying at the UCB Theatre for more than two years, Cipha headlines a weekly sold out comedy show – “Take It Personal: Hip Hop Improv Show”. Recent guests have included 2 Chainz, Victor Cruz, Swizz Beatz, Questlove, Kevin Hart, and Zoe Kravitz. Cipha has teamed up with Alicia Keys to transform the improv show into a television series. Whether DJing or performing stand-up comedy around the world, Cipha radiates personality, driving every project with his likeable demeanor and confident tastes. Just as comfortable on stage as he is behind the turntables, Cipha Sounds has carved out a distinct voice in music and comedy over the past 15 years.