El Da Sensei

When
Fri Aug 15
Where
Back Bar
Time
8pm
Cost
$8
Tags
Music, Hip Hop

Description

Those who know New Jersey rap duo Artifacts will recall the jazzy, boom-bap of their 1994 single "Wrong Side of Da Tracks," a paean to graffiti art. Artifacts only lasted two albums, but neither of the group's emcees called it quits, and both have retained their raspy, bouncy flow and attraction to the kind of '90s-era, record-crate-collage instrumentals pioneered by J-Dilla and Madlib. This Friday, former Artifacts emee El Da Sensei brings his crafty wordplay and dusty, crackling beats to the Back Bar SoFA. Fans of big hooks and outsized personalities need not inquire. El Da Sensei is all about rhythmically creative, thought-provoking lyrical constructions and gritty, old-school pulse. (Aaron Carnes)

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Location

  1. Back Bar
    418 S Market, San Jose, CA