Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Galactic w/ Nigel Hall
New Orleans’ Galactic is one of the few bands in the jam scene to attempt hip-hop without embarrassing themselves. Unlike all the bands that condescend with novelty covers of contemporary rap hits, Galactic challenges themselves with more thoughtful, complex hip-hop rhythms. Of course, it helps that instead of relying on a dreadlocked novice rapper, they outsource established emcees to do the rapping for them. In the past they’ve toured with Chali 2na of the Jurassic 5 and Boots Riley of The Coup, though they toned down the hip-hop influences a bit on their recent live album The Other Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans.