Band: Boosie Badazz, Yung Bleu, B. Will
Date: Monday, Feb. 12, with doors at 9 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $35 in advance, $45 day of show, available at venue, its website, Mellow Mushroom and by calling 1-866-777-8932
Many denizens of the Azalea City use Lundi Gras to recuperate from Joe Cain Day in preparation for the madness of Fat Tuesday. After the Infant Mystics roll through Downtown Mobile, Soul Kitchen will feature a lineup of hip-hop acts that will make it hard to resist keeping the party going into Mardi Gras Day.
Hailing from the mean streets of Baton Rouge, Boosie Badazz (aka Lil Boosie) has established one of the most dedicated cult followings in modern hip-hop. Even a five-year stint in the Louisiana State Penitentiary did not weaken his following. Lil Boosie’s unique voice and smooth flow deliver a poetic commentary filled with roughneck visions of his reality. The crowd can expect to hear cuts from his seven-album catalog, including his latest effort, “BooPac.”
Mobile-based verbal assassin Yung Bleu will be lending support. Since signing to Boosie Badazz’s Bad Azz Music Syndicate label, Yung Bleu is the latest hip-hop artist to step beyond the local hip-hop scene and into the national spotlight. Yung Bleu’s style is a fresh mix of mellow beats and versatile lyrical delivery that is a welcome addition to the Dirty South.
Another Bad Azz Music Syndicate artist will complete the lineup. B. Will will bring a set of charismatic hip-hop from Shreveport to the mix. The unbridled energy of his style should energize the Soul Kitchen crowd.