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Kool Keith with The Palmer Squares and Air Credits

Kool Keith with The Palmer Squares and Air Credits

Samiam The MC

Sat · April 14, 2018

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

$17.00 - $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.
Air Credits
Air Credits
AIR CREDITS is music from the not too distant future, when the planet's water supply has all but ceased, the landscape turning to desert, the desert turning to wasteland. Radio stations worldwide have been transformed into climate controlled compounds, guarded heavily by their surrounding communities not only to maintain communique with the declining population, but to preserve music new and old— lest it expire with the planet.
Samiam The MC
SamIam The MC is an independent HipHop artist, nationally acclaimed Freestyle MC/ active Battle rapper (Freestyle & Written), B-Boy & event promoter. Sam’s music reflects the 90’s “Golden Era” vibe of HipHop music with a current-yet futuristic twist of unique lyricism & wordplay. Sam has won major competitions such as B.E.T. Freestyle Friday 106 & Park Champion/Hall of Famer (2009), Finalist for MTV World Rap Championship for $1 Million (2009), Rhymespitters 4 All City Chicago Rap Champion (2007), 2008 Scribble Jam L.A. Pre-Lims runner up, Boom Bap vs Trap Battle Rap Champion (2016) and many more!
Venue Information:
1st Ward at Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://www.1stwardevents.com