Not your average Sweatshop (Union)



TONIGHT! 9 p.m., Monday, March 14


It's perverse, from birth to the hearse
immersed in a search tryin to quench our thirst
if I only learn one thing, it's the truth hurts
it would all make sense livin life in reverse
-Sweatshop Union - "Breath" lyrics

Sweatshop Union, a "hip-hop collective," is playing tonight at the Black Sheep. Made up of Dirty Circus, I.B.S. (Innocent by Standers), and Creative Mindz — plus solo rapper Kyprios, Sweatshop releases albums as one, but records among their respective collaborators.

Laid-back delivery with rap sampling and electro backbeats is the name of the game here. If you listen to Blues Scholars, Common Market or Blackalicious you should definitely give them a try. Their latest album The Bill Murray ep has a clean delivery and a thick beat all around, allowing the witty lyrics a solid base to work off of.

The Black Sheep is a great venue for more intimate acts, and if you will allow me to apply that term to a hip-hop group, I choose to do so now. Check 'em out. And if you can't make it, come back here to the IndyBlog tomorrow for our review.

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