Blueprint, Count Bass D, DMLH, Sammy Warm Hands
1503 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
[RESPECT THE THROWBACK] Crisp beats, crackling soul samples and lyrics about getting stoned are the cornerstones of underground hip-hop, and on that note, Columbus, Ohio’s Blueprint is rock solid. Like the second act of the 2008 Ben Kinglsey movie The Wackness, the cartoonish flows of this years Rhymesayers-released Respect The Architect is flush with warm and fuzzy memories of an era when Camp Lo and the Pharcyde dominated the stoop and headphones of affable urbanists in need of something fresh without the “gangsta” qualifier attached to it.
Where: Hawthorne Theatre Lounge
Address: 1503 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.