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One who many consider to be a top five lyricist of all time, BLACK THOUGHT of THE ROOTS will perform alongside dj J.PERIOD in Chicago FRIDAY APRIL 1st 2011 at The Mid. Warming up the mic will be a performance by ADD-2 with drummer Mike Cullen, and djs MAJOR TAYLOR, INTEL, RTC and DEMCHUK.

As the only emcee and frontman for the legendary Roots Crew, BLACK THOUGHT is considered by many to be one of the top rappers and lyricists of all time.  His delivery is powerful and devastating.  The Roots have an iconic career behind them with 4 Grammy wins and 7 more nominations.  And even though they’ve taken a gig as the backing band on “Jimmy Fallon Live”, they are far from done with creating and performing hip hop.  Just last year they found time in their busy schedule to release two solid albums, How I Got Over and Wake Up! which was a collaboration with John LegendBoth albums received shining reviews by fans and critics alike.

Black Thought stays extra busy lately with his solo and side projects such as his recent emcee collaboration, Money Making Jam Boys x 10.Deep mixtape “The Prestige” which is appearing everywhere on the web to high marks.

Black Thought brings with him notable dj and producer J.PERIOD to perform alongside him their “Live Mixtape” plus classics and Root’s fan favorites.

Chicago’s finest completes the lineup.  ADD-2 will perform with drummer Mike Cullen, and djs  MAJOR TAYLOR, INTEL, RTC and DEMCHUK spin the wheels of steel. ADaD of All Natural record label is your master of ceremonies.  Hosted by YM!

Sponsored by: www.RubyHornet.com, www.Do312.com, ChiRiders/Frank 151, and St.Alfred Clothing store  (www.stalfred.com). This event is presented by Cold Grums Productions, Groundlift Media, React Presents and The Mid.

The Mid

306 N. Halsted Ave.

Chicago, IL 60661

21+ | 312.265.3990

10pm - 4am

www.themidchicago.com

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