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  • EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) 11-17 Stoke Newington Road London, England, N16 8BH United Kingdom (map)

Concert Hall - Standing

Due to unforeseen illness, Blackalicious & The Herbaliser's headline show at EartH must unfortunately be cancelled. We wish Gift of Gab a speedy recovery and hope that fans will be understanding in this difficult time. Please see below for the band's statement.In the interest of all current ticket holders, tickets for this EartH show will remain valid for Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts' album launch at O2 Islington Academy on Friday 16th August.

"Unfortunately Gift of Gab has had an eye operation which has had serious complications and with this, Blackalicious are having to cancel the London performance this weekend. We are deeply upset and apologise to all our fans" - Blackalicious

Californian hip-hop duo headline for the 20th anniversary of ground-breaking album, Nia.

Blackalicious burst out of the West Coast flipside in 2000 with debut studio album, Nia, which combined the lyrical dexterity of Gift of the Gab with producer Chief Xcel’s incredible grooves. The album went on to make waves across the hip-hop community and beyond, described by Allmusic as “an album that stakes the claim of Chief Xcel and Gift of Gab as not only the best pair of rappers in the underground, but also the best pair of producers.

Their presence in the music fan’s cultural consciousness hasn’t been long missed, with their impact being felt across the years, in moments such as Daniel Radcliffe’s rendition of ‘Alphabet Aerobics’ on the Late Show running up close to 100 million views online.

Following 2005’s The Craft, they returned with Imani Vol.1 in 2015 and between these, the pair have continued to write, perform and create over the 20 years since the release of their debut album. Now they take the opportunity to look back onto where their career began, bringing a very special show to EartH for the 20th anniversary of Nia.

Set to be a stunning celebration of this hip-hop duo’s golden roots, this is not a night to miss for fans and rap lovers alike.

"Renews your faith in the power and potential of hip-hop." - Popmatters

18+ ONLY Right of admission reserved

Earlier Event: July 26
Later Event: August 8