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- Categories: Hip-hop / rap
- Event posted: Aug. 9, 2009
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, 10 p.m.
- The Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass., Lawrence
- Cost: $5 - $7
- Age limit: 18+
Lawrence’s reputation as a transient music community overlooks the dedication of dudes like Johnny Quest. The 29-year-old DJ, producer and emcee has been a vital cog in the local hip-hop machine since he was old enough to get X’s on his hands. He’s hosted KJHK Wax Clashes – somewhat famously and drunkenly—and freestyled his way to victory at emcee battles. As a producer, he’s worked with mic rippers like Approach, ID, Reach and Joe Good and left his indelible analog smoke all over their tracks.
Charisma and ingenuity have been Stik Figa's ace-in-the-hole since his days battle-rapping in the Topeka High cafeteria. With a no-coast style that's equally enamored with the crescent-fresh mainstream (Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, T.I.) and the booty-shaking fringe (Cool Kids, Santogold), Figa is Southerner by blood and a Midwesterner by choice. As Stik Figa puts it: "I'm very well-rounded for being a square." Tonight, Stik will perform cuts from his new disc "Mental Liberation."