Public Enemy + KRS-One + Oddisee

Music, Rap, hip hop and R&B

If you remember when hip-hop was about sharp rhymes, hard beats and self-respect, you'll definitely recognise more than a little of what's coming on at this well-packed showcase.

Hugely influential in both the mainstream and left-field rhyme-saying fraternities, as well as among rock acts, raucous rabble-rousing rap veterans Public Enemy headline the night. Although their vitality has lessened over the years – they've been in the game for three decades – Chuck D and Flavor Flav doubtless still thrill live.

Sharing the bill is the no less distinguished KRS-One, the conscious, anti-gangster hip hop pioneer (and occasional university lecturer) behind Boogie Down Productions. Expect all the big 'uns, including 'Sound of da Police' and 'MCs Act Like They Don't Know', as well as material from his new album, 'Just Like That'.

But the act we're most excited about is the least known: Oddisee, the DC-based producer and sometime rapper who's making waves with his jazzy instrumental tracks. He's attracted a lot of attention over the past few years, collaborating with the likes of De La Soul and that great musical omnivore of the West Coast, Flying Lotus. His latest album 'The Beauty In All' is a good place to start exploring.

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