State of Sound Stories: Blackalicious

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm

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Event Description

In a hip-hop career more than two decades long, Blackalicious has earned respect the old-fashioned way—rising through honesty, commitment, and artistry. Blackalicious is an American hip-hop duo from Sacramento, California made up of rapper Gift of Gab (born Tim Parker) and DJ/producer Chief Xcel (born Xavier Mosley). They are noted for Gift of Gab’s often “tongue-twisting,” multisyllabic, complex rhymes and Chief Xcel’s “classic” beats. Join us for the Blackalicious story and lots about hip-hop, careers in music, success, and more.

Contact Information

Jason Evans Groth
(919) 515-2590

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

Photo of the Blackalicious duo