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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday To-Do: Mr. Lif

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 10:32 AM

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MR. LIF
10 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $8-$10.

Pitchfork, with a measured amount of snark, recently said, “If Kanye West came into the game as ‘the first with a Benz and a backpack,' then Mr. Lif was surely ‘the first with dreadlocks and Harry Potter glasses.' ” It's funny because it's true. Since the late '90s, the Boston MC has been the champion of the liberal arts set, a politically and socially conscious rapper, known for a dexterous and didactic flow. He comes to Little Rock behind “I Heard It Today,” a recently released album that's been likened to an unfiltered blog. In fact, Lif did write, record and release the songs on the album to blogs during the fall of 2008, and their subject matter — the Obama presidency, the recession, the TARP program (seriously) — reflects the times. Grieves, Willie Evans Jr. and Statik open the show.

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