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Monday, May 18, 2009

DJ Quik and Kurupt Announce New Album, SF Show

Posted By on Mon, May 18, 2009 at 10:46 AM

DJ Quik at DNA Lounge, 2008 - EKAPHOTOGRAPHY
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  • DJ Quik at DNA Lounge, 2008

DJ Quik and Kurupt have announced a San Francisco date--June 11 at Ruby Skye--for their official record release for their new collaboration, Blaqkout. The record is said to be Quik's most creative, cutting-edge release to date, and the two will be joined live onstage by a full band, performing album cuts like "9 Times out of Ten" and "Hey Playa (Moroccan Blues)" as well as classics from both artists' catalogues. Just as exciting is the all-local undercard of Trackademicks with Honor Roll, the Kev Choice Ensemble, and DJ Mr. E. This show offers further proof of hip-hop's growing musicality through the use of live musicians in stage shows, which makes for a more interesting---and funkier concert experience--than hearing some rapper yammer over prerecorded backing tracks. $20 presales are here.

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