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Kool Keith with The Palmer Squares and guests

Kool Keith with The Palmer Squares and guests

Sat · April 14, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$16.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

Kool Keith
Kool Keith
Born: October 19, 1963, Bronx, New York

American rapper and founding member of Ultramagnetic MC's. Better known as Kool Keith (one of his numerous aliases), has also recorded extensively both as a solo artist and as part of many groups. He worked together with many notable names in the hip hop scene, such as Ice-T (as Analog Brothers), Dan The Automator (as Dr. Octagon), Tim Dog (as Ultra), Kut Masta Kurt (as The Diesel Truckers and Masters Of Illusion) or Godfather Don (as The Cenobites).
The Palmer Squares
The Palmer Squares
The Palmer Squares don't fit neatly into any of the pigeonholes perpetuated by folks only passingly familiar with Chicago hip-hop, and that's much to the group's credit. Their wacky wordplay, tongue-twisting verses, and limber instrumentals make them sound more like Native Tongues-style 90s boom-bap than much of what succeeds today. The fifth track on Planet of the Shapes, "K.O.S.," hints at their vision for hip-hop—its title is an acronym for "knowledge over swag." Of course, if you believe them, Acumental and Terminal Knowledge don't listen to much new music anyway—in interviews they seem to they prefer to talk more about George Carlin than about contemporary rappers.
Venue Information:
1st Ward at Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://www.1stwardevents.com