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SLCene Suggests: Blackalicious at The Urban Lounge

by on December 16, 2014


BLACKALICIOUS, THE URBAN LOUNGE, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 9 p.m., $20

There was a time when it seemed like Blackalicious was coming through Salt Lake City two or three times a year, but it’s been a while. I’m happy to hear the NoCal duo of Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel is back on the road to deliver some of the ornate rhymes and classic beats that made them one of my favorite hip-hop groups about a decade ago. The twosome is known for staying positive, offering some spirituality and good vibes like many so-called “alternative” rap acts. As high school buddies who reconnected at UC Davis, the duo fell in with a scene that included the likes of DJ Shadow and Lyrics Born, and clearly know each other’s strengths, as their albums showcase serious skills. As far as December shows go, this one should be one of the best this year.

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