Music

Hip-Hop Live tour featuring Talib Kweli, David Banner, Little Brother and B.O.B.

by Winston "Stone" Ford

I touched on this a few weeks ago with their DC date, but I have some new information concerning the Hip-Hop Live tour featuring Talib, David Banner and Little Brother: The Rhythm Roots All Stars will back all of the acts on the bill for the entire tour. This has just been elevated to a must see event.

Tour Dates:

10/03/08 @ Roseland Theater (Portland, OR)

10/04/08 @ McDonald Theatre (Eugene, OR)

10/05/08 @ Showbox SoDo (Seattle, WA)

10/08/08 @ Fox Theatre (Boulder, CO)

10/10/08 @ First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN)

10/11/08 @ Washington University (St. Louis, MO)

10/13/08 @ Bluebird Nightclub (Bloomington, IN)

10/16/08 @ Revolution (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

10/18/08 @ Georgia Theatre (Athens, GA)

10/19/08 @ The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)

10/20/08 @ 9:30 Club (Washington, DC)

10/21/08 @ Trocadero (Philadelphia, PA)

10/22/08 @ Rec Center – Univ of Mass (Lowell, MA)

10/23/08 @ Clark University (Worcester, MA)

10/24/08 @ Showcase Live (Foxborough, MA)

10/25/08 @ Nokia Theatre (New York, NY)


  • http://www.upsetthesetup.com dj.eurok

    the rhythm roots all stars are one of those live hip hop projects that personifies all the reasons why live hip hop isn’t always terribly that exciting….especially in DC. its like our live urban music bar is set pretty high around these parts. whether go-go, or punk rock or even theivery’s global grooves – you can’t just come to dc with a b-grade out of town stoner meta hip hop ensemble hitting known breaks and sample covers like your doing big things. it falls flat.

    dont get me wrong,. its was a lil exciting watching them last year with ghost and rakim…but shit, imagine them rocking with Backyard.

  • Andrew

    I don’t know which Rhythm Roots All Stars you saw, but the boys that came to Boulder killed it. Their opening set was phenomenal and their live backing was crazy good for all artists. Granted, their percussion section is really the catalyst of the group, but overall it was awesome. Plus, the Fox got the only encore of the tour so far (nasty!), thanks to the drummer keeping the crowd riled up at the end. I’ve never been to DC but if RRAS is b-grade out there then I’ll have to come see the a-plus shit.