The Square Egg, once upon a time, was one of THE best live acts going in Miami, with a live hip-hop/jazz/soul kinda thang that has yet to be paralleled in quality in this town. But eventually, as too many people do, frontman Lee decamped to Brooklyn – boohoo! Luckily, though, that didn’t mean he abandoned his musical path. He’s been cranking out the jazzy jams marked by his signature chilled, breathy flow – lovers of D.A.I.S.Y.-age-type ish, take note. You’ll want to head out to one of his Miami gigs in the coming days, in celebration of his new solo full-length album, Meet Lee.
Tonight he’s at Jazid, starting at 11 p.m., and tomorrow he’s at the excellently comfortable Transit Lounge. Check it out and maybe beg him to come back.
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Here’s some more goodness for lovers of golden-age hip-hop: yet another Nineties hip-hop night at Studio A this Saturday. Presented by Revolution Hip-Hop, RHH founder Virgil says he started it for an often-ignored demographic in Miami, those 25-and-olders who grew up on the real stuff and have nowhere left to hear it. And they want to – the event’s first edition, on May 31, was pretty well-attended. The always-excellent local MC Seven Star hosts, and DJs KNS and Anonymous spin all night. There will also be hip-hop trivia for free drinks! It’s ages 21+ with ID, free before midnight (doors open at 10 p.m.) and $5 after. Hopefully this can take off as a regular monthly night and infuse some much-needed love and energy into the club. Go support!! – Arielle Castillo