Thursday, August 16, 2012

"Through the Mic" at LACMA


Looking for something to do tonight? As part of LACMA's new hip-hop series, "Through the Mic," Freestyle Fellowship and Breakestra will be preforming in front of the "Urban Light" sculpture tonight at 7 p.m.

Details on the groups:

Freestyle Fellowship features Aceyalone, Myka 9, P.E.A.C.E., and Self Jupiter. Since the independent release of 1991's To Whom It May Concern, Freestyle Fellowship's indelible mark has involved stream-of-consciousness rhymes, intricate wordplay, powerful battle raps, and thoughtful spoken word poetry that incorporates jazz, funk, soul, and reggae all under the umbrella of hip hop.

Breakestra is made up of eight folks getting loose and flexing some soulful skills over some serious grooves—both original and deep covers drawn from music’s vast vault of funk—think James Brown, the Meters, early Kool & the Gang, Funkadelic, and Sly & the Family Stone mixed in a gumbo pot. Breakestra's live performances are events not to be missed.

I've included some Freestyle Fellowship tracks on past Choice Cuts mixes. Tickets are $10 for LACMA members and $15 for non-members. Go here for more info.

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