Theyll perform tracks from their CD, Warriors Blood, which comes out later this month. Its a politically and culturally charged record --which reflects the Assassins dedicated idealism, says Ikiru. Genocide in places like Sudan, bombing of children in Palestine, unanswered police shootings, and our everyday neighborhood killings make us a group affected by and reflecting the surrounding society, he says.
Local poets G-Styl and F.R.E.E host tonights outing. DJ Q-Nice mans the turntables. But the focus is clearly on the Shogun Assassins crew -- which blends Sun Ra-style jazz noodlings, Gil Scott-Heron-like spoken-word musings, and some old-school rap in its live performances. Were bringing back that real hip-hop -- keeping it combined with spirituality, culture, and politics, says Ikiru. The world outlook is often a closed view. People need exposure to open perspectives to continue growth and change.
Wed., Sept. 5, 9 p.m.