Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 10 PM-Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 2 AM

HIP HOP FROM THE AVE.

Cafe Istanbul
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2372 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA
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Planet Asia (born Jason Green) rose from the uncharted hip-hop territory of Fresno, California to become one of the stars of the West Coast "true school" generation that emerged in the late '90s. After breaking onto the national scene in 1998, he quickly gained a reputation for his crisp, intense rhyme delivery, his versatile lyrical content, and his consistent productivity. The rapper moved from Fresno to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 at the age of 22 and met up with producer Fanatik, whose sparse, relaxed beats provided an interesting backdrop to Planet Asia's battle-tested flow. A lyircal rap roup from Cambridge (Massachusetts), also known as Natural Born Spitters. Undeniable chemistry, street savvy storytelling, and an unbridled business acumen have secured a ravenous fanbase for N.B.S. that defies borders and conventional wisdom. Focused on the personal and political intertwinings of a troubled life and big business, E'Flash and Vee Knuckles bounce between tempos and topics with a cohesion and chemistry that hasn't been seen since the work of A Tribe Called Quest.