Def-i • hip-hop • Sage Cornelius • variety • Macchiato Music • River Yvhikv • Soy and Kayohes • DJ Beeso

Sunday June 30, 2019

618 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: (505) 764-8887
Website: Click to Visit


Phone: 505.764.8887

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It’s a true thing that Burque’s hip-hop scene is moving through a period of relative renaissance. With new releases by a plethora of local artists, studios rising up in what were once considered unlikely places and subgenres spanning from horrorcore to strictly left-field, trap-influenced rap, there are more options than ever for those who see hip-hop as the creative solution to the constant flux that seems to dominate the scene in Burque. Humans worldwide have been harkening to the sound, but like much else about our beloved burg, we’re still catching up with a national urban trend that has seen rap eclipse rock in many cities at many venues. That’s okay, we’ll all get along fine because we’re all one, sabes. In the meantime, here’s one last suggestion (curated response?) in this week’s column. Go down to the Launchpad (618 Central Ave. SW) on Sunday, June 30 and show Def-i some love. Dude is squarely responsible for the most excellent quality and quantity of hip-hop in this town. And on that very night, he’ll be presenting a concert as part of his Dream Trails Tour. The show includes some of the fiercest forces on the scene, like Sage Cornelius, Macchiato Music and DJ Béeso for chrissakes, so shake off your end-of-weekend blues and get down to the sound at the place where images of rocketships abound. And so the summer jams go round and round. 8pm • $5 • 21+.

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