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Blackalicious to blaze into Whistler

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Who: Blackalicious

Where: Garfinkel’s

When: Tuesday, Sept. 9

Fresh off of a tour of Europe, consciousness-elevating west coast hip hop crew Blackalicious have pointed their blazing arrow at Whistler.

Comprised of emcee Gift of Gab and backed up by the technical wizardry of Chief Xcel, the duo are set to headline at Garfinkel’s on Tuesday, Sept. 9 along with Jeff Spec & Ishkan, Rosco, R3 and local beatmaster Mat the Alien.

Known for addressing thoughtful and enlightening subject matter through their rhymes, the crew has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, from DJ Shadow to Jurassic 5’s Cut Chemist to the Roots’ ?uestlove to ex-rager Zach de la Rocha. Their latest album and first major label release, 2002’s Blazing Arrow , masterfully blends hard-hitting verbal spars with soulful grooves.

Hip hop fans will not want to miss what promises to be a mind expanding event.

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