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Saturday Oct 12

BLACKALICIOUS

Nia 20th Anniversary Tour

$20 / Doors at 8:00

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In a hip-hop career that has stretched past two decades, Blackalicious has earned respect the old-fashioned way - 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. Having earned widespread respect, both inside and outside of the hip-hop community, for the wildly inventive and personally charged innovations of their first three albums - 1999's Nia, 2002's Blazing Arrow and 2005's The Craft - the latest LP, Imani, Vol. 1, lives up to the beloved duo's reputation as one of hip-hop's most progressive, forward-thinking creative forces. Don't miss your chance to see them in action.