Win Tickets ($40): Blackalicious w/ Freestyle Fellowship @ Refuge PDX | Hip Hop, Electronic

Pipeline is giving away a pair of tickets to see Blackalicious at Refuge PDX on Friday, October 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 17.

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From our sponsors at Refuge PDX:
Blackalicious @ Refuge PDXBlackalicious w/ Freestyle Fellowship
Friday, October 21
8 p.m. | $20 | 21+
Purchase Tickets at Eventbrite

Refuge PDX
116 SE Yamhill Street

Refuge Presents a very special evening with Hip Hop Legends FIRST OREGON appearance as entire group FREESTYLE FELLOWSHIP along with BLACKALICIOUS LIVE HOSTED BY LYRICS BORN!!

Local Support with: Doo Doo Funk Allstars//MyG (Dj Set)//Serge Severe

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.

The pair have released three full-length albums (1999’s Nia, 2002’s Blazing Arrow and 2005’s The Craft), and have been described as “one of the most popular groups in the independent hip-hop scene.”. At a solo show in June, 2010, Gift of Gab announced that he and Chief Xcel were 7 songs into their new album, and hoping for an early 2011 release.

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60 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Blackalicious w/ Freestyle Fellowship @ Refuge PDX | Hip Hop, Electronic

  1. michael israel October 12, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    i NEED to see this show and you’re the only ones to make it happen!

  2. Myla October 12, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

    Free tickets = super rad Friday night for me!

  3. Lee October 12, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

    Amazin phase your days your hazy ways my Blazing Arrow
    The rays that range from Asia way to Rio De Janeiro
    A craze you crave? but work today’s the day that in a major way
    I’ll make you say oh look he saved the day and also paved the way

    Must see. And hosted by Lyrics Born, of the legendary group Latyryx Born. Duh.

  4. Steve Ferrero October 12, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    Would love to see Lyrics Born live. Thanks PDXPipeline!

  5. Matt October 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    I go to Popeye’s a lot

  6. Nick October 12, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    To be honest, I’ve been trying to win my ex girlfriend back. I never took her out enough, and this would be a perfect addition to taking her out for food. Killer hip hop on top of a meal… well that’s just the perfect way to a girl’s heart… Please help!

  7. Stephi October 12, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    Aaaah! I wanna see them sooooo bad! A friend of mine texted me a few weeks ago about this show, we’re so excited!!!

  8. Casey October 13, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    I’ve been wanting to see Blackalicious since Blazing Arrow came out in ’02! And with Lyrics Born hosting too?? Amazing! Would be such a great show.

  9. Jessie Kneisler October 13, 2011 at 6:00 am #

    Blackalicious and Lyrics Born are my two favorite hip-hop groups, hands down! To see them both at the same show might just be too much excitement in one day! Can’t wait to get my perma-grin on :D

  10. Em October 13, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    Blackalicious is one of the only hip hop groups I have felt comfortable sharing with my little sister through the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program. The group changed my life as an older teenager and it’s helping to change hers.

  11. Mindskillz October 13, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    I have never been to Refugee PDX but will definitely go to this show. Blackalicious is sick, Gift of Gab is one of my all time favorite emcees.

  12. Pdx Gurl October 13, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Not to mention the LEGENDARY FREESTYLE FELLOWSHIP! Dropping their new album The Promise. Check it

    Lyrics Born… Blackalious… Freestyle Fellowship. ’nuff said hip hop show of the year!

  13. Ben Sault October 13, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    Big money.
    No wammies.

    <3 you

  14. Nicholas October 13, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    I need to impress a newish friend of min by taking him to this concert! Blackalicious is my favorite hip hop group, and Freestyle Fellowship is one of his. Woah. Help me out!

  15. Mercedes October 13, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    I’ve got a fever and the only prescription is Blackalicious.

  16. Ang October 13, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    Gift of Gab is aptly named and anyone going to this show is LUCKY to hear thse gents throw down. I’ve been lucky before, I hope to be lucky again!

  17. Jamie October 13, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    Because I was in a bar when I met Annalillia, drunk and high drinking shots of tequilly-a (chasing it with Genuine Draft), telling wack jokes while the bartender laughed.

    Also, because I’m not silly enough to think I need to win some girl back that broke up with me because I didn’t spend enough money on her.

  18. Chris Tuza October 13, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    I can’t wait to see Blackalicious, Lyrics Born and the rest of this crew. It’s been too long. Please send me some tickets.

  19. Ian Scarth October 13, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    Bringing friends and more friends and want to bring more! Please hook it up with free tickets! Thanks

  20. Bobbi Nelson October 13, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Would love to take my husband to this show, he’s a huge fan of everyone that will be there! A great reason for a road trip to Portland!

  21. Adam Grudzien October 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    I <3 HIP HOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Kerry Cochran October 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see them live! Looks like an awesome night! :-)

  23. Nelly October 13, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    I love it and need it. Please pick me so I can have some super-duper fun times with Gab and the Chief!

  24. kelsey October 13, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    I have to see lyrics born and blackalious becase they have opened my eyes to many different views on life and musicaly pulled me Thur some of the hardest times in my life like when I was in a MT bike accident and almost broke my neck blackalious’s alphabet aerobics was the song that I used to do my stretching to in physical therapy for six month’s day after day and I still love it I just think it would be nice to finally see him live and with lyrics born that’s amazing please make this possiable.

  25. David October 13, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    I really dig the positive things Refuge PDX is trying to promote and Blackalicious and Freestyle Fellowship are some of my favorites! Money is tight but I’d love to attend. Thanks!

  26. Lance P. October 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Freestyle Fellowship are legends, its almost like going to see the Beatles of Hip Hop. And with Blackalicious?? You gotta be kidding me. Im taking this opportunity to get educated on REAL Hip Hop! Winning this contest would basically be you people giving me a scholarship to attend the University iv always wanted to go to!

  27. Brian October 13, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    Seeing Gift of Gab alone would be amazing! Never thought I’d get to see Blackalicious as a group

  28. drew October 13, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    i havent seen Blackalicious or Lyrics Born in awhile…years and Freestyle Fellowships in the mix too…Damn! This is gonna be a good show!!

  29. Trey October 14, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    Seriously, got-damn. Blackalicious plus Freestyle Fellowship hosted by Lyrics Born. And then Serge Severe opening up? It’s a cure for my occasional Bay Area homesickness plus a celebration of being up in PDX. Hook it up!

  30. Asya October 14, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    Blackalicious is an inspiring underground hip-hop group that was introduced to me b my boyfriend a few years ago. I have wonderful memories of him and I just feelin’ and groovin’ to the beats of Do This My Way and If I May. I’d really love to relive this with tickets to their live performance.

  31. Matthew October 14, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Yes, have some.

  32. Harry October 14, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Been a while since Chief Xcel has been in town with the Gift…What an all star lineup! Dope venue, dope artists, dope free tickets?

  33. Tyler October 14, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    Mannnnn, I would LOVE to go see this show and I would take my wife. We just had our second child who is now6 weeks old and we finally feel like we can have grandma watch her for a few hours, only problem is that my wife isn’t working for a while as she stays home with the kids and $ is tight. All of you that go have a great time, Blackilicious kills it in concert.

  34. Erica October 14, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    I want to surprise my friend Allysa so we can pretend like we are back at UO listening to Blackalicious as we get ready to go out to Rennie’s. :)

  35. Scott October 14, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    I saw Blackalicious at the Roseland when The Craft came out, and I NEED MORE!!!

  36. Megan October 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

    I have been a fan of these geniuses for years. I have caught them live twice, but not with the entire lineup. This would be a show that would make me a more complete human being. And I am finishing a dual master’s degree so I have zero dollars. Pick me!!!

  37. Seoul Brother #1 October 15, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    I’ve seen Blackalicious many times, beginning in 1994. I’ve seen parts of Freestyle Fellowship, but never as a whole. When I moved up to Portland from so cal I brought my west coast flavor and underground crates, not a lot of people dug it… But the more I djed to get the word out that the west coast had the illest mcs, the more folks listened. Now years later, these guys are legends. I’ve wanted a Fellowship reunion ever since Jupiter finished his time. Instead I’ve seen Aceyalone solo alot alot, Microphone Micah 9 several times and Peace, well he kicked it for a minute. I’ve only seen Kiilu but never perform.
    So you could say it’s kind of a dream to see them live… Together. I feel like my old ass has paid dues… So it’d be nice to get through the door with no hassles so I can witness the greatest mc’s on the planet perform as one

  38. Amy P. October 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    This is THE hip hop show! My break crew performed for Lyrics Born a couple halloweens ago but I wasn’t able to be there so I’m trying to make up for it by going to this show! But this will totally make the crew way jealous!

  39. Lydia October 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    I want to go to this show So Bad! And I want to take my poor little jobless friend with me– she broke her feet and got fired… pretty legit hard-luck story. My sweetheart’s gonna go to this too– he’s been a fan of all these amazing performers for years! And I don’t get to see great hip hop nearly enough! So please send me! Oh, and it is my birthday. :)

  40. Treasa October 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    I’m now just left-center in the “storm of healing” after heartbreak; moving toward the middle & hopefully some peace of mind. Trying like hell to take the lessons learned and salvage my spirit…. heartache isn’t for sissies, for real.
    Words & music are good friends right now and I could really, REALLY use something to IGNITE me and make me think of anything else but the situation. Who better than Blackalicious, et al, to speed up the healing process? A plus is the addition of Tony Ozier & his crew in there somewhere! (Sad, slightly unrelated but relevant side story: when Thievery Corp was in town, I found I had won tix AFTER the show…the notification e-mail went to my junk box! I can’t remember winning anything in my life & I blew it! MORE heartbreak!) So I was thinking perhaps I should throw in the proverbial towel & stay in ’til this year is over! But Blackalicious + Freestyle Fellowship are EXACTLY what this chica needs to inspire her soul and perhaps even go on a date again (what a great way to get back in the game after ending a 12 yr relationship, right?!)…so I’m trying one more time! And I’m trainable-I’ve added you to my contacts & will be checking constantly! Good luck everyone…I’d love to share it the experience w/all of you! Peace~

  41. Jared October 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    I would be so happy to see gift of gab, I’ve never been to refuge either.

  42. paul October 16, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    big fan here. i’d love to take a friend to experience good hip hop

  43. tali October 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    DUDE! BLACKALICIOUS IN PORTLAND!! I just moved up from SF, and am totally missing all the awesome concerts. Seeing them would totally christen this place as my new home!

  44. isaac October 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    We are driving all the way from Moscow, Idaho for my girlfriends birthday and cousins graduation. We just moved to Idaho from Portland for graduate school and can’t stand it! Seeing them would bring our trip full circle and make it WAY worth it.

  45. Michelle October 16, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

    I was stuck at work the last time Blackalicious played in Portland, ME so someone else could have the night off to go to the show. Just moved from Portland to Portland (this one!) a month ago, found a job, and by pure luck have the night off so I can stop kicking myself in the pants for what I missed on the east coast.

  46. Cristy October 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    I LOVE Blackalicious! I work for AmeriCorps and would love to afford these but can’t! This would be such a wonderful gift, thanks for offering Pipeline!

  47. Grady October 17, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP A BROTHA OUT!!!! i need to see Blackalicious before they decide to not do they gigs again!

  48. Pdx Gurl October 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Hey Friends and HIP HOP fans of this show! For those who DO need a ticket get one this week through eventbrite, they are ONLY $23 total WITH service fee’s! THIS SHOW IS GOING TO BE EPIC! Good luck everyone~

  49. Benj October 18, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    Don’t let money change ya… but free tix to Blackalicious… I’d pimp my soul for those!

  50. Bennett October 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Blackalicious makes me ear-holes wet.

  51. lep October 19, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    I think you’ll make the right choice and pick me. I’m listening to “Sunshine men”right now and i have to see these guys! I’ll even bring my black friend, so it’s not full of white people ;).

  52. Sara October 20, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    I need to make my boyfriend happy. He has had a rough week and would love nothing more than to see Blackalicious kill it.

  53. Claire October 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Lyrics Born is my favorite! Love his sexy voice! Amazing line up!!!

  54. J October 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    Pick me! It’s (almost) on my birthday!

  55. Emily Rose October 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets. My boyfriends 12 year old dog passed away last night at 2am and this show would be the best medicine to cheer him up. Something to soothe his soul, put a smile on his face and some joy in his heart

  56. steve October 20, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    i would love to go see these vocal magicians.

    thanks so much,


  57. free October 20, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    that’s an incredible lineup and an awesome venue.

  58. Catherine Matsuura October 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    I would like to write a review in my Urban magazine get a artist interview, and feature them internet radio station

  59. Jacque Lee October 20, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    Blackalicious is hot and I want to date him :)

  60. Diego October 21, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Blackilicious and Lyrics born are the Bay Area truth! Berkley represent, but people are forgetting about how dope Freestyle Fellowship is. If ya didn’t know ya know now.

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