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Blackalicious South African Tour Dates


23 April 2003 No Comment

FINALLY! Tour dates and prices for the South African tour of Blackalicious.

Silvertab™, the freshest new street-range from Levi Strauss and Co. brings you a taste of things to come with Urban Flavours 003, a premier Hip Hop event featuring the incomparable international act Blackalicious supported by the cream of South Africa’s underground scene. Respect!

The events take place at The Valve in Cape Town on the 9th of May and in Joburg at the Newtown Music Warehouse on the 10th of May 2003.

Produced by the highly respected, and deeply experienced 206 crew, Urban Flavours is an event that gives our local talent the opportunity to share the stage with some of the most influential acts of our time. And Blackalicious are no exception. With a committed following the world over, DJ Chief Excel and Rapper Gift of Gab have won respect with their conscious, uplifting messages and unique soul-infused beats. Blackalicious make you think. They make you feel. They take you back to the roots of Hip Hop, journeying through self-reflexive commentary and cutting critiques that have seen them collaborate with legends like Zach De La Rocha (formerly of Rage Against The Machine), Ben Harper, ?uestlove (The Roots), TK Mos Def, Chali 2Na and Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5) And of course, there are collaborations with Quannum crewmates DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born, Lateef the Truth Speaker and many more.

Not to be outdone, South Africa’s finest are representing our own unique take on the Hip Hop philosophy. Internationally acclaimed DJ Ready D will be turning tricks on the tables. Max Normal are back to infuse the evenings with their original leftfield antics alongside Godessa, the sublime female threesome from the Cape, and Tumi and The Volume whose exceptional word-sparring over live beats have had crowds in awe wherever they perform. Add to this the popping and breaking skills of the Azanian Flames and the 021 Defence B-Boyz, and live graffiti from Gogga and Mantis and the scene is set for this year’s maddest event.

Silvertab™ from Levi Strauss & Co is set to become a label of choice for hip young hoppers and skate crews throughout the country. With its b-boy aesthetics and cutting edge designs Silvertab™ has its finger on the pounding pulse of the Hip Hop scene. About to blow up big time, these are clothes set to open hearts, free minds and nurture the spirit of an ever-growing group of young people who have something to say, and the platform to express it.

If you miss the Silvertab™ launch at Urban Flavours 003, you’ll never get it. At a time when the local Hip Hop scene is exploding with raw talent and vocal enthusiasm, these clothes will become the dress code for its supporters. Silvertab™ embodies the attitude that informs this scene – freedom of expression, empowerment and a commitment to perfecting one’s skills. By hosting an event as important and influential as Urban Flabours ’003, Silvertab™ is making its mark on the most dynamic movement of our times. Be there.

Tickets are available from Levi’s stores. 
Ticket prices are as follows:
Cape Town – R90 pre-sale at Levi’s stores / R110 at the door
Joburg – R110 pre-sale at Levi’s stores / R130 at the door

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