- Armando Geneyro
So it only makes sense that The ReMINDers — aka Aja Black and Antoine “Samir” Zamundu — will be the headliners at this benefit for the Colorado Springs Food Rescue charity, where they’ll be joined by fellow do-gooders Tony Exum Jr. and My Name Is Harriett. In recent years, Colorado Springs’ kindhearted hip-hop ambassadors to the rest of the world have toured with socially conscious acts like Lauryn Hill and Brother Ali, traveled to Washington, D.C., for an hour-long performance at the Kennedy Center, and taken the stage at the Hieroglyphics collective’s 20th anniversary show. Through it all, Black’s stunning voice and Samir’s lyrical flow have given us one of the most pitch-perfect combinations of hip-hop and R&B since Hill’s days in The Fugees, while the depth of their rhymes continues to mature. These days, they spend far more time on the road than playing shows at home, so be sure to catch them while you can.