It was almost impossible for local mainstay DJ88 to pick a favorite track from the recently released We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, the first album in 18 years from legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. But we made her do it anyway.
“This album not only brought balance back to hip-hop, it saved hip-hop this year,” says the DJ also known as Bree Delano, who will mark the first anniversary of her Pop-Up concert series with a rock, soul and blues fest November 18 at the Sand Dollar just west of the Strip. “It was hard to pick one. I have many favorites on this album. It is college for the millennials and church for the Golden Era.”
“Solid Wall of Sound” features a wild array of voices: Elton John, Jack White and Busta Rhymes. It starts with a sample from “Bennie and the Jets” and jumps into “perfectly executed mic work,” she says. “This is what intelligence, experience, class and relevancy sounds like.”
Those sonic traits will likely be on display at Pop-Up’s Under the Covers edition Friday night, featuring live performances of covers and originals by the First Sun, the American Weather and Brittany Rose, and DJ sets from Peter Shalvoy, Warren Peace, Crykit and 88 herself.