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Saturday, March 15 • 11:45pm - Sunday, March 16 •12:15am
Blue Scholars

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Blue Scholars have released one full-length album (Self-Titled, 2004) and an 8-song EP (The Long March, 2005) emerging out of the Northwest hip-hop scene with soulful beats, poetic yet political rhymes and a reputation for energetic live performances. Their second full-length album, Bayani, was nationally released on June 12, 2007 on Massline in collaboration with Rawkus Records. Bayani echoes the classic boom-bap of a bygone era (see: A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets). On November 6 2007 MassLine/Rawkus released the digital-only EP "Joe Metro". Blue Scholars is as much rooted in the music as it is in working in the community. Their experiences as college students provide an intellectual dimension to their craft, while their backgrounds as second-generation sons of working-class immigrants keep the music grounded. Armed with a purpose beyond creating music for music's sake, Blue Scholars take the classic form of the emcee/DJ duo Gangstarr, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Eric B. & Rakim while carrying the essence of militant, yet personal struggle shown by hip-hop luminaries such as Public Enemy and KRS-One.

Saturday March 15, 2008 11:45pm - Sunday March 16, 2008 12:15am
Prague 422 B Congress Ave

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