Band: No Suh Foster album release party
Date: Friday, June 5 with doors at 9 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St.,
Tickets: $7 advance/$10 at the door,
available at Soul Kitchen and on website

Modern hip-hop artists struggle to find a trademark flow that will characterize their sound. Local wordsmith No Suh Foster has taken a spoken-word approach to his verbal delivery. He has also enhanced his hip-hop sound with a social/political message that he hopes “will eventually lead to the break of your shackles.” No Suh Foster will be showcasing tracks from his latest effort, “Across the Street from the Church.”

The public has been previewing this album through its debut single, “Manchild in the Promised Land,” which was produced by Seattle beat-master Neuromansah. The album shares its title with a Claude Brown book. The track begins in a chaos of beats of echoed vocal work before the artist pulls it together with a smooth, rolling delivery. Judging from this track, No Suh Foster’s style is a rare and welcome commodity on the local music scene.

In addition to Foster’s set, the crowd will be treated to performances by Unicorn Bounty Hunters, King’s Tomb, Love Moor, Ms. Charm Taylor and Baron Amato. The show will also feature pop-up shops and performance art.