De La Soul & A Tribe Called Quest are my top two favorite old school hip hop groups. I still have them both on heavy rotation on my iPod & their countless classic tracks are always a hit a parties. You just can't go wrong with a little Check The Rhyme, Dog Eat Dog or Me, Myself & I.
Because I love De La Soul SOOO much, I couldn't help but purchase tickets to their 8/19 show at The Hollywood Palladium (aka The Rock Boxx Tour) the very weekend they went on sale way back in May. I wasn't as concerned about seeing Z-Trip &, at the time, I didn't even realize Nosaj Thing (who I've seen a couple times now) was going to be on the bill but that was certainly a pleasant surprise!
It turned out Nosaj Thing was WAY better than I recalled him being the last 2x I saw him (once at The Airliner & once at the El Rey) then De La Soul fuckin KILLED IT (as expected because they ALWAYS do) &, finally, Z-Trip actually kinda impressed me. Nosaj Thing's music is primarily his own original music that he creates as he goes while Z-Trip is more like a party DJ who mashes up all kinds of popular old songs by artists like Beastie Boys, Jurassic Five, Black Star & Black Sheep.
"Engine, engine number 9, on the New York transit line. If that train falls off the track, pick it up, pick it up, pick it up!"