From Ebonics to Lyrical Genius – CunninLynguists Drop Their Vernacular at The Viper Room
Tonight, the hip-hop team known as CunninLynguists will be descending upon The Viper Room for a night of below the radar hip-hop at its finest. If you have not yet seen these hip-hop maestros, now is your chance. Having just released a new LP, “Strange Journey – Volume Two”, on November 3rd, they are hitting Los Angeles in support. The new album features a host of guest appearances, including some rappers, such as Evidence of Dilated Peoples, who call LA home. Thus, the likelihood of a guest appearance or surprise performance is elevated…especially when the group is playing at a historic venue.
For the uninitiated, the hip hop trio from Kentucky first stepped onto the hip-hop scene in 2001 with their debut “Will Rap For Food.” After working the rap grind for a few years (and putting out another album) they finally achieved larger success with their third album, “A Piece of Strange”, which was released in 2006 and is probably my favorite work of theirs to date. With another LP in the bag in 2007 – and tours around the world where they performed on the same stages as Kanye West, Pharrell, The Strokes, Cee-Lo (Goodie Mobb, Gnarls Barkley) and members of the Wu Tang Clan - this hip-hop group has put in the time and effort to perfect their craft.
Catch them tonight at The Viper Room before its too late.