Veteran Boston rapper Edo G. returns to Backbooth with some special guests


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Boston rapper Edo G. is a hip-hop artist who embodies the term "O.G." (it's right there in his name) in all the best possible ways. He's been rapping since he was 15 – starting with F.T.I. in the late '80s – tirelessly producing albums both solo and in various groups (Da Bulldogs, Special Teamz), continually honing his boom-bap flow and staying one step ahead of the trends, becoming a rapper's rapper and a cult figure in the broader hip-hop universe. He's collaborated with everyone from D.J. Premier to KRS-One to RZA but stays unmistakably himself on wax. No sellout. This will be Edo. G's second trip down to Florida this year, and for the Orlando show there's the added treat of Paten Locke from Asamov/Dumbtron acting as the house DJ.

with SplitSoul, C.M.R., Dub, MC Freak, Naasty Made, Paten Locke | 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25 | Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St. | 407-246-1419 | | $12