Giveaway: A Pair Of Tickets To See P.O.S., Astronautalis and Dessa at Hailey's on Saturday Night

In this week's paper, Nic Hernandez talks shop on Saturday night's hip-hop bill at Hailey's, which features frequent collaborators P.O.S., SMU grad Astronautalis and Dessa (more on her later today). But, as Nic writes, while this might be a hip-hop show, don't expect it to be your run-of-the-mill hip-hop offering.

For the majority of the rap world, the pool of influences is composed of a very shallow range of artists. So many will list among their favorites Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Rakim and Tupac. But artists Astronautalis and P.O.S. quite clearly stray from those conventions, drawing from a seemingly widening supply of muses. Really, to strictly label either of these performers as simply "rappers" does a major disservice to their art form. Continue reading...

So, really, Saturday night's gig should be quite the affair. Which is why we're excited that the folks at Spune Productions have been kind enough to pass along a free pair of tickets to the show for one lucky DC9 reader. And it could be you, too--just be the first person to shoot me an email right now with the word "Hiphopopotamus" in th esubject line, and you'll be in like Flynn. Good luck!

Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winner!

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