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February 12, 2017
BLACKALICIOUS supported by:
Lateef The Truthspeaker (Latyrx), and locals – Soul Elixr, DJ Sanchez, DJ DL… Plus Special Guest TBA.
The wait is over. Influential hip-hop duo – Blackalicious, comprised of rapper Gift of Gab and producer Chief Xcel return to Australia in February 2017 to perform hits off their first 3 albums and their most recent release last year – Imani, Vol. 1.
The beloved California-bred duo have a hard-won reputation as one of hip-hop’s most progressive, forward-thinking creative forces. Acclaimed for the sublime combination of Gab’s verbal dexterity and lyrical eloquence, and X’s bracing beats and distinctive soundscapes, Blackalicious has earned widespread respect, both inside and outside of the hip-hop community, for the wildly inventive, personally charged innovations of its first three albums, 1999’s Nia, 2002’s Blazing Arrow and 2005’s The Craft. Three years in the making, Imani, Vol. 1 is perhaps Blackalicious’ most ambitious and accomplished effort to date, maintaining the spirituality, introspection and positivity that are the twosome’s trademarks, while making it clear that their musical vision and creative drive remain as strong as ever.
Blackalicious is as potent a creative entity as ever, Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel are embracing their return to the spotlight. Gift of Gab’s uplifting verbal sophistication, tongue-twisting, complex rhymes and Chief Xcel’s expansive sonic sensibility will be joined on stage with Lateef The Truthspeaker (Latyrx) and Jumbo (Lifesavas).
SimmerDown Productions is proud to present the Australian 2017 Blackalicious tour.
For specific performance times, please phone The Gov on 8340 0744.