Classic Rap at The Space Tonight

Feb 8 at the Space $15 7pm
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Tonight, On Saturday Feb 8, at The Space, you can expect to see what might be regarded as one of the best rap tickets so far this year in the State of Connecticut. There's interstellar performances lined up, namely by groups Political Animals, an up and coming hip hop performance troupe from the area, as well as the young upstarts, the new Black Mask Nation. Both groups from the area have been featured here on the LocalScene page.

But one group on the ticket, noteworthy for their 1991 album, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, will also be there.  That group is Black Sheep, from Queens, NY. From their Wikipedia page:

"Black Sheep is a hip hop duo from Queens, New York, composed of Andres "Dres" Titus and William "Mista Lawnge" McLean. The duo is from New York but met as teenagers in Sanford, North Carolina, where both of their families relocated. The group was an affiliate of the Native Tongues, which included the Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, and De La Soul. After getting together in 1989, Black Sheep debuted in 1991 with the hit song "Flavor of the Month" and later released its first album, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, which gained them praise and recognition in the hip-hop community for the album's unique rhythms and intelligent lyrics."

While their heyday was, in fact, over 20 years ago, I can still remember laughing as a child to the lyrics of "Strobe Light." I thought to myself, I will never be distracted or misguided by a shapely form, because in normal lighting the situation might appear quite differently.  So if you go to this show, maybe bring a strobe light for the humor of it.

For more background about this show, be sure to check out Political Animals latest video, as well as the recent showcase that Vimeo.Com/MusicScene did on the BlackMaskNation.

Don't forget Cerebral Ballzy, another group that somehow managed to make it onto the ticket.

Feb 8 at the Space $15 7pm
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You can also get down with a few other pieces of media here on the LocalScene Page by listening to some music from Political Animals as well as BlackMaskNation. Here's some of the best rap music in Connecticut going on.
The lastest music video from PACT, produced by local guy turned Californian, Edwin Escobar.
You can download the single for free and play it in your car as you roll up to the show.

Here's something new and original from BlackMaskNation. You can download it too right here.