Fill your backpack with the essentials: Underground-rap heat will be in full effect tonight at House of Blues. Indie label Decon is hyping a stacked lineup, featuring Dilated Peoples, the Alchemist, Aceyalone and 88-Keys, plus video installations. Expect surprise guests, too.
Decon’s newest artist, 88-Keys, will be debuting exclusive music from his first album, The Death of Adam, slated to drop in late August. Someone named Kanye West is executive producing and the humble one also cameos on the lead single “Stay Up.” Other guests on 88’s LP include Redman, Bilal, J*Davey, Just Blaze and Phonte (Little Brother). Many knowledgeable folks are tipping 88 to blow up this year, and with that support team behind him and his own refined, diverse production/MC skills, only a fool would bet against him.
All the info you could ever want about this lineup can be found here.
Here's Dilated Peoples' all-time classic, “Work the Angles.”