Thursday, April 1, 2010

These Are the Breaks: Kurtis Blow Playing Big T's on Dickerson Pike

Posted By on Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 3:38 PM

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Back in the day, we had this thing we called "kickin' it old school." I'm not just being facetious here. I mean, the kids these days "kick it old school," but they're usually just listening to their parents' old mix CD's or watching reruns of The OC. By and large, retro-chic and an omnipresence of all things "vintage" are so ingrained into mainstream subculture that "old school" is a kind of new school and vice versa, so it's open to speculation as to whether "kicking it old school" is even an option any more.

Well, here's the deal. Do you want to know what's old school? Kurtis motherfucking Blow is old school. No, not ironically popping in a Best of Blow cassette to make your friends laugh on your way to the RCKTWN. I'm talking about seeing the man LIVE in a bar on Dickerson Pike on April 30, presented for whatever reason by local hip-hop hustler Rob Dee, because that is apparently something that is happening.

If you're only casually familiar with the name, just know Kurtis Blow is often credited as the first rapper to ever sign with a major label, make a music video, sell a gold record, tour Europe, appear in a national commercial or become a millionaire, among other things.

This goes down at Big T's on Dickerson Pike and tickets are $30, which is a combo that pretty much guarantees no one reading this is going. But just knowing there will be a rip in the lame/cool continuum inside the Ghetto Nebula creating a portal into authentic old-school revelry is refreshing to say the least.

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