Saturday 3rd August 2019
Cult Hip Hop duo live in London
In a hip-hop career that has stretched past a decade, Blackalicious has earned respect the old-fashioned way–rising through honesty, commitment, and artistry. Blackalicious is an American hip hop duo from Sacramento, California made up of rapper Gift of Gab (born Tim Parker) and DJ/producer Chief Xcel (born Xavier Mosley). They are noted for Gift of Gab’s often tongue-twisting, multisyllabic, complex rhymes and Chief Xcel’s classic beats.
Like a few other West Coast rap acts, including the Pharcyde and Jurassic 5, Blackalicious has generally favored what hip-hoppers call the “positive tip”; in other words, its lyrics have often been spiritual and uplifting rather than violent or misogynous. Like a lot of experimental alternative rappers, Blackalicious can be quirky and eccentric; nonetheless, spirituality is a big part of the group’s music.
At EartH Hall, expect to be blown away by the crew’s infectious grooves, positive energy, and exhilitaring rhymes. This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime shows.
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EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney)
Saturday, 3 August 2019
11-17 Stoke Newington Rd