Fresh Rhymes and Videotape Tour
Check out hip-hop done the old-fashioned way on Thursday, June 26, at 9 p.m. Admission is $20; call 625-8880 or visit www.mezzaninesf.com
While the "Fresh Rhymes and Videotape" tour doesn't sport the glitz of other high-profile summer extravaganzas, it has dope hip-hop in abundance. Dilated Peoples are a good four albums into their meat 'n' potatoes approach of solid rhymes backed by boom-bap beats. Aceyalone is a pioneer of Los Angeles' left-of-center hip-hop scene, his off-kilter rhyme style earning him critical success and a loyal following. Rounding out the line-up are Alchemist and 88-Keys, artists best known for their production work, but who've been known to rap a lil' bit as well.