There are so many hip-hop shows in the Boston area tonight that cops won't know who to fuck with. If this sort of shit went down every weekend, they'd have to double down to meet their harass-a-rapper quotas...
First and foremost - there's a FREE APATHY IN-STORE this afternoon (@6pm) at UGHH. Not "FREE" as in "FREE WEEZY," but free as in your broke ass can afford it. Also - if you haven't checked the new Apathy video with Celph-Titled and DJ Premier, stop clowning yourself. Nick Heller (a/k/a Ricky Shabazz and the Boom Bap Boys) murdered this one cold - best video of the year methinks. I can't imagine how many cats have hit him up for work in the past two days.
While I plan to hit as many of these shows as possible, I'll definitely be at Edo G's Grind Time New England MC Battle at Hibernian Hall in Dudley. Despite being a Scribble Jam purist who has yet to fully warm up to written a capella-style battles, I'm open to the idea, and am interested in seeing how this goes (plus I'm judging). Shit is really blowing up here and everywhere else, not to mention on YouTube. Below is a clip of Chilla Jones (who's battling tonight), plus the deets for the Hibernian event:
Spade Vs. Lexx Luthor
Boston AllStar Vs. GL
Sir Locksley Vs. Half Past 7
Chilla Jones (The Juggernaut) Vs Diggz
And the MAIN EVENT
Moroney Vs. I.D.
This event hosted by ED.O.G and Aztech and is sponsored by GYP, Universal Flava, M.T Clothing, Floorlords USA and more.
Next we have Soul Khan, who, after Qwel, might be the rapper who you most had no idea how dope he'd be by just having a look at him. A beast by all means who summons a range of stylists from Busta and Pace Won to Z-Man, he's also a sick live performer with chops that were sharpened on a hard-grinding battle circuit (WATCH THIS SHIT). Or...
Over at the Paradise, Souls of Mischief and Pep Love (all of Hieroglyphics fam, of course) will be rocking a FREE show. If you're a fan, and planned on checking them at Rock the Bells in Boston this year, be sure to swing through tonight. RTB has been re-scheduled for September 24, and word on the street is that they won't be at the make-up date.
Also: be sure to check the Musenomix radio page, as DS Turner and DJ Emoh tore up their Hiero dedication last week, and plan to do the same once more next Wednesday at 10pm on WMBR (88.1FM in Boston-Cambridge of stream HERE).