Throughout the past decade, beatmaking obliterated the lines between hip hop, jazz, soul, electronica (whatever that means to you), and any genre you could place your ear on. The Los Angeles hip-hop scene has played a vital role in this instrumental renaissance and MADLIB is king of that domain. Come to THE MIDDLE EAST DOWNSTAIRS and lend your head to the multitude of sounds, stories, and characters konducted by the king himself.
But wait! There’s more! LUSHLIFE spits heavy verses over heavier beats, never afraid to let it ride out for a moment or two. The two MCs of RETROSPEK quickly play off each others twisted lyrics while the DJ provides beats with a layer of 21st century glamour. LIGHT-FOOT’s slick production creates a smooth and bouncy vibe to his tracks and 18 year old beat wizard FELLY delivers nuggets of electronic funk infested with earworms. Wiggle wiggle. All of this extraordinary talent is presented by Boston’s high-profile purveyors of live hip hop LEEDZ EDUTAINMENT. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to witness the wild Madlib in the Northeast territory!
9pm // 18+ // $20 adv/$25 dos