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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tonight in Music: Mississippi Studios 10th Anniversary, Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 12:27 PM


TENTH ANNIVERSARY HOOTENANNY: LAURA GIBSON, ADAM SHEARER, KYLE MORTON, MATT SHEEHY, & MORE
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Look who hit the double digits: Mississippi Studios celebrates year 10 with a double-whammy of live music stretched across two shows tonight. Laura Gibson, Adam Shearer, and Kyle Morton headline phase one, with the Defibulators and Lewi Longmire holding down the rear. MARJORIE SKINNER


PETE ROCK AND CL SMOOTH, CAMP LO, SERGE SEVERE, PACKARD BROWNE, DJ BIGGZ
(Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez) Rappers are usually bad at producing, and producers are bad at rapping. One of the few exceptions to this rule is, of course, Pete Rock, who is one of the greatest producers in the history of hiphop (I rate him only below RZA, DJ Premier, and J Dilla, all of whom can't rap). Bronx-born Pete Rock can hold a mic and turn an MPC out. As for CL Smooth, a NY rapper who in 1992 made hiphop history with Pete Rock with the track "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)," he was not lying when he rapped on "Da Two" that he was "the best that ever did it on a Pete Rock track." CHARLES MUDEDE

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