chali 2na locks shit down
  • FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009

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It always feels like a copout when artists make videos that leave nothing to the imagination - a direct illustration of the lyrics, what amounts to a round of charades in the age of CGI. But though the Chali 2na video for "Lock Shit Down" is ostensibly the result of rapping into a virtual reality machine, and no block letters illustrating key chorus words will ever be able to top the typographical marvel of the Graffiti Research Labs video for Jay-Z's "Brooklyn We Go Hard," it's hard to hold that against him.

2na, a former Jurassic 5 member, raps harmlessly over a classic West Coast beat that tempts you to reach for your stunna shades and practice your best thizz face as you strut around your local arcade singing along to the hip hop equivalent of the Staples "that was easy" button. No other rapper could get away with a line like "sit back and just watch us bubble," but then again, no other rapper thought to name himself after a cartoon StarKist tuna mascot. It's all in good fun. Similarly entertaining tracks are sure to follow off 2na's solo release, Fish Outta Water. Plus, Talib Kweli is on this track, which would add instant cred (if the Jurassic 5 connect didn't already). Hook, line, and sinker. -Nina Mashurova






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Chali 2na on Tour


Jul 11 - Rock And Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
Jul 12 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, Maryland
Jul 13 - Highline Ballroom - New York, New York
Jul 15 - Iron Horse Music Hall - North Hampton, Virginia
Jul 16 - Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jul 17 - Higher Ground Lounge - Burlington, Vermont
Jul 18 - Comcast Center - Mansfield, Massachusetts
Jul 19 - Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, New York
Jul 20 - Nectars - Edgarton, Massachusetts
Jul 21 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 1 - Deer Lake Park - Burnaby, British Columbia
Aug 5 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, Colorado
Aug 6 - Red Rock Amphitheater - Morrison, Colorado
Aug 8 - San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernadino, California
Aug 9 - Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, California

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