Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:00pm – 11:59pm
Closed Event for Oberlin College ID Only.
Baltimore MC Abdu Ali defies easy classification, but the thread of sensibility that ties Ali to Hendrix weaves through Erykah Badu, Bad Brains, and DMX. True to the Baltimore Club aesthetic, Ali and his crew built early tunes from 808 beats and loops and a dose of Banjee. The current sound? “It’s Afro Rave,” Ali notes. For his high-energy live performances, Ali imagines himself “like Joan Of Arc, delivering a message so people can feel motivated, feel alive and awake.”