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Music

Labtekwon

Hip-Hop/Rap

Baltimore MD

41739

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Black Skatepunk

Imagine combining Jean Michel Basquiat, Richard Pryor, Amiri Baraka, HR of Bad Brains, Rakim, Seth Rogen and Marcus Garvey; then you would have a gateway to Labtekwon. Labtekwon has performed at the Lyricist Lounge in New York and Project Blowed in Los Angeles; both recognized as the ground zero of true school Hip Hop artists on both coasts. Labtekwon is also a champion of Zulu Nation Freestyle Competition and a Zulu Nation Chapter Leader for Baltimore and Washington, DC: Labtekwon is a true Hip Hop yogi. He is considered the greatest Emcee to ever hail from Baltimore, Maryland. Labtekwon has shared the stage with Afrika Bambaata, Rakim, Kool Keith, MF DOOM, Psycho Les, A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian, KRS-One, Black Thought, Aceyalone, Digital Underground and countless other Hip Hop artists that represent the pinnacle of lyricism and excellence. He has left his mark on over 35 releases including 18 full length albums on his own Ankh Ba Records. The Music of Labtekwon defies all convention and every album he has released challenges listeners to go further outside of the box. From fusion of Skatepunk, Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk and the pioneering efforts with the 410 Pharaohs on the first Baltimore Club Music/ Hip Hop hybrid album: 410 Funk, Labtekwon has the most diverse catalog of music in the field of Emceeing. His most recent release: "NEXT: Baltimore Basquiat and the Future Shock" is a classic example of Labtekwon's innovative groundbreaking style of Hip Hop music, a tribute to the artist Jean Michel Basquiat and the evolution of art in the 21st century. Considered the "Thelonius Monk of Hip Hop" by Chuck D of Public Enemy. Labtekwon=Future Shock.

Music Video

Time

Friday March 18

8:00PM

Venue

The Marq

21+

422 N Congress Ave

Online

www.ankhba.com

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