O.B. James 1 p.m., March 7
RIYL: Outkast, Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Dilated Peoples, Pharcyde, Mos Def, Talib Kweli
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Influences: Outkast, Wu Tang Clan, Tribe Called Quest, Slick Rick, Nas, Canibus, Dilated Peoples, Hieroglyphics/Souls of Mischief, Roots, Defari, CunninLynguists, Pharcyde, Atmosphere, Tonedeff, Living Legends, Scribe (New Zealand), IAM, Akhenaton, Akala (U.K.), Killah Priest, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Papoose, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, 4th Avenue Jones, Big Pun, Binary Star, Cyne, Helta Skelta (Boot Camp Click), Zion I, Blackalicious, Busta Rhymes, Jurassic 5, Crooked I, Orishas, Fugees, 2Mex, Rakim, Gangstarr, Mobb Deep
Higher Minds released their album Burning City in 2009, with a release party at Worldbeat Center on December 18.