Let’s travel back to the year 1991. Operation Desert Storm was in full-force, the New York Giants won Super Bowl XXV; unemployment stood at 6.8 percent and Edo. G and Da Bulldogs broke out onto the hip-hop scene with their debut album, Life of a Kid in The Ghetto. Off the album came the group’s first No. 1 song on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles Chart with “I Got to Have It.” Two years later, the group was unceremoniously released by Mercury Records, but luckily for the emerging world of hip-hop, Boston’s-own Edo. G would continue on his grind, releasing four solo albums and two EPs and collaborate with artists such as Pete Rock, RZA, The Roots and Masta Ace.
On Thursday, Jan. 21, Edo. G brings his talents back to Orlando, as he graces the stage of The Social. Brought to you by Swamburger, the Fat Gold Chain Chronicles also feature rapper J. Sands of Lone Catalysts, with special guests E-turn, J Terra and Sean Shakespeare.
This show offers a unique premise, though. The five emcees will compete in two 15-minute rounds as they perform three different songs of pre-written material from a selected producer who will in turn provide three different tempos of beats. The intention is to show three varying rap styles per artist. In the end, only one emcee will reign supreme and be awarded with the Fat Gold Chain and cash prizes.
Make sure to show up early. Doors open at 9 p.m. sharp, tickets are $10. You won’t want to miss this old-school rap battle.