What: Meet Who You Tweet music event
When: Saturday, Sept 12, show starts at 10:00p.m.
Where: Hello Brooklyn, Red Hook
Why: If you wore Girbaud jeans in the 1990’s then you’re probably a fan of rapper Grand Puba, and if you know Grand Puba, then you’re probably a fan of his work as part of New York-based rap trio Brand Nubian. Nubian joined in on the success of early 90’s Hip-Hop with songs like “Slow Down,” a cautionary tale to young girls about the perils of living fast.
Those were the heady days of New York’s Native Tongues movement when groups like De La Soul, Gangstarr, and A Tribe Called Quest were bending perceptions and still selling records. To put it in context of New York’s ever evolving music history, Brand Nubian came just before The Wu-Tang Clan’s brash East Coast interpretation of street strife but right after the political underpinnings of Public Enemy.
Now we have the iPhone’s Auto-Tune. Does that make you sad? A slice of nostalgia can be found this Saturday night at Hello Brooklyn, a new music and art event space in Red Hook. Brand Nubian headlines Meet Who You Tweet presented by local DJ Lil Shawn.
About that title, if you’re wondering, the answer is “yes” Brand Nubian does tweet. Grand Puba not so much, but Lord Jamar likes to quote Letterman.
Cost: Admission is $10.
How to get there: Take the F or G train to the Carroll Street stop, and take a cab or walk about 10 minutes to the venue. (Club Hello Brooklyn, 18 Commerce St., near Van Brunt (five blocks from Ikea), hellobrooklynnyc.com)