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I saw K’Naan in concert a few years ago at BB Kings. I think that was the concert where I got Talib’s autograph… But he was there, so was Pharoahe Monch, Mos Def, Jean Grae. I think it was in December of 08. That was a great concert! I think this is also the concert where Kal Penn (Kumar of Harold and Kumar) was in the audience.

Long story short K’Naan got on stage and tore it UP! His song Soobax was incredible to hear live and my brothers and I have been diggin on him since. He released a new album last week and I can’t wait to listen. You should check it out.

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^ 2/3 of Brand Nubian

That’s right everyone, I was there. As always, the show started incredibly late and there were way to many people on stage distracting from the real action. I took the picture on the left with my cellphone, I wish I had my real camera with me. Questlove was twittering the entire time onstage while tons of doodleheads took up space on stage. I’m glad I was there, even if it was a madhouse.

A number of people showed up like Just Ice and 2/3 of Brand Nubian!

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Among other things, I saw the Roots and Erykah Badu last week when I was in Seattle. I’ve seen the Roots many times and will keep coming back for more. They have a TUBA on stage for f*!#’s sake! Please forgive my crappy little photos, but it’s the best I could do being so far back from stage. Not the same as being right up in the front row at the knitting factory and getting sweated on.

OK, so the good music keeps on coming. I got me the new Roots CD yesterday for my birthday! The Tipping Point is amazing. Does anyone know what Black Thought is saying in “Don’t Say Nuthin'”? They are giving away $4000, so check out thier website @ the roots @.

And check this out. ?uestlove’s (no that’s not a type-o) record library! I’ve seen the roots more than once in concert and they give the BEST live show I’ve ever been to. I was completely blown away. I was disappointed with the Gang Starr, Mos Def, etc… concert I went to at BBKings. It was worth it for sure, especially to hear Mos Def. I really need to see more of him before long. The Roots entire concert was great! The sound was great, the vibe was great, the croud was awesome. I saw them once at the knitting Factory. I was right in the front row (which you know if you read my website archives).

Anyone out there sick of wack rap? Can I get a witness?