Bronx native Sadat X hails from what many consider to be hip hop's golden age: the early-'90s East Coast renaissance that birthed countless classic records and remains a standard for comparison. Originally building fame with the politically minded group Brand Nubian, Sadat went solo in 1996 with Wild Cowboys, molding 5 percenter spirituality with a smooth yet tough-as-nails flow. The rapper's signature high-pitched timbre can be found on features from Notorious B.I.G. and Common, and a steady string of releases in the 2000s show the continued strength of his intelligent and funk-infused sound. He'll be joined at Honey by local favorites Mr. Gene Poole, Anchormen, Remo Williamz, and Bobby Raps, who round out a solid lineup that bridges eras and rap scenes. 18+.
Thu., June 21, 10 p.m., 2012
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