Last week-I know I am way late posting this- UNDERGROUND EXP presented a tribute to the original Dirty Rotten Scoundrel, Jeru the Damaja. Jeru is one of Hip Hop's treasured emcees due to his direct, Brooklyn flow and conscious topics. His debut, "The Sun Rises In The East" along with his second CD "The Wrath Of The Math", are considered classics due to the production and chemistry with DJ Premier. It was good seeing Jeru perform and I was shocked to see him with a baldy and trim beard. I think those of us that remember Jeru from the 90's have this iconic image of the conscious, dredlock wearing emcee. It was great seeing him onstage and during the night we caught performances by Group Home, THE WRIST, K BANGER, Pumkinhead and Beatboxer Entertainment. Skyzoo was on the bill but we missed his performance. The Wrist and K Banger surprised me with their lyrical dexterity and command of the mic. I have some tracks from them on the next show. Check out some pictures and video:
JERU THE DAMAJA
K BANGER & JOHN ROBINSON (SCIENZ OF LIFE)
Jeru Performing "Da Bitches"
Jeru Performing "Ya Played Yaself"
Group Home Performing "Living Proof"