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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday To-Do: Nappy Roots

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 8:57 AM

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NAPPY ROOTS
9 p.m., Revolution. $15.

The hip-hop quintet entered the spotlight in 2002 when it traded in the Dirty South for the Greasy South with country soul-infused love songs to rural Kentucky in "Po Folks" and "Awnaw," both off the group's debut album, "Watermelon, Chicken and Grits." But, as these things go, Nappy Roots seemed to vanish as soon as it appeared. Now eight years, one added member and a squad of mix tapes later, the South's answer to The Roots is back with a new album, "The Pursuit of ..." (wait for it) "... Nappyness," which, in spite of the rancid title, is loading up some decent reviews, thanks in no small part to some studio sorcery by Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio) and Jay Electronica (the next Dr. Dre). Local rap/emo-poppers EKG open the night while g-force works the graphics with a special VJ (video jockey) set.

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