BACK 2 REAL HIP HOP – Tickets – Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA – April 2nd, 2016

BACK 2 REAL HIP HOP

BACK 2 REAL HIP HOP

Brand Nubian, Lost Boyz, Kwame, Special Ed, Das EFX, Roxanne Shante

Sat 04/02

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Trocadero Theatre

$40.00 - $75.00

This event is 21 and over

Brand Nubian
Brand Nubian
featuring original members Grand Puba, Lord Jamar, and Sadat X
Das EFX
Das EFX
Das EFX is an American hip hop duo. It consists of emcees Skoob (also known as Books, born William "Willie" Hines on November 27, 1970) and Dre (also known as Krazy Drayzy, born Andre Weston on September 9, 1970). They rose to popularity in the early 1990s due to their affiliation with EPMD's Hit Squad and the duo's stream of consciousness lyrical delivery, which became one of the most influential lyrical styles in hip hop music during the early 1990s. Their style combined nonsensical lines with a fast-paced flow (that included words that end with "iggedy") and numerous pop culture references.
History

Member Skoob hails from Brooklyn, New York City while Krazy Drayzy hails from Teaneck, New Jersey but the two met at Virginia State University in 1988 and began performing together. They named themselves "Das" standing for "Drayz and Skoob" and "EFX" meaning "effects". Das EFX caught the attention of EPMD at a local talent show where, despite losing the competition, they did well enough to convince EPMD to sign them to a recording contract. The duo gained critical and commercial fame with the release of their landmark debut album, Dead Serious, which highlighted their unusual rapping style which they nicknamed "sewage".

Dead Serious went platinum and its lead single, "They Want EFX," (which contains samples from James Brown's "Blind Man Can See It" and Malcolm McLaren's "Buffalo Gals") reached the top ten on Billboard magazine's R&B chart, the top 40 on its Hot 100 Singles chart and #1 on its Hot Rap Tracks chart. Follow-up singles "Mic Checka" and "Straight Out the Sewer" did not chart on the Hot 100 but reached #1 and #3 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart, respectively.
Venue Information:
Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
http://www.thetroc.com/

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