DJ NU-MARK VS ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD
East coast meets west coast as the two hip-hop icons meet for a soundclash of true-school hip-hop on Saturday
Each members of iconic hip-hop groups, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) and DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5) will be hitting UK shores on Saturday to rock London’s Koko silly with all manner or beat goodness. I’ve caught Uncle Nu and J5 several times throughout the years, but the hands down, most memorable show was when I saw Jurassic play Birmingham Academy in support of their Power In Numbers album in ’02. It was a near perfect gig for me, and when Cut Chemist and Nu-Mark strolled to the front of stage to create some strapped on Fisher Price turntable madness, I pretty much went bananas. As did the rest of the crowd.
I later managed to catch Nu-Mark on his own at London’s Cargo (what happened to that venue?) at a Friends and Family night, and he tore the place up as expected. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited for Saturday – especially since I missed out on Ali Shaheed Muhammad when he was in London last for the screening of Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest.
I digress. All the info for Saturday can be found in the flyer below, and you can cop your tickets for the show here. Expect true-school hip-hop for days.
Check out the video for ‘What’s Golden’ (produced by Nu-Mark), taken from 2002′s Power In Numbers: