The seminal Bomb Squad production team will bring their influential sound to New York City’s famous Webster Hall on March 19.
Currently comprised of brothers Hank and Keith Shocklee, the original 5 member Bomb Squad is responsible for many of Hip-Hop culture’s most memorable songs and albums in the late 80s and early 90s.
The team constructed the sample-heavy foundations of the classic Public Enemy LP’s Yo! Bum Rush the Show, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, and Fear of a Black Planet.
Also, the group heavily contributed to Ice Cube’s landmark gangsta rap debut, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, and his critically acclaimed EP Kill At Will.
In evaluating today’s music scene, Squad member Hank Schocklee feels Hip-Hop can still be used to inspire positive change in its listeners.
“When I set out to create Public Enemy over 20 years ago it was just an experiment to see if music could raise the consciousness,” Shocklee explained to AllHipHop.com. “Now looking back I think most can agree that music is the most powerful form of communication and for me as a producer it’s always been a question of what you choose to do with that power. In 2009 I’ve got a lot of sh*t off my chest. I’ve been in the dungeon with my brother Keith and a ridiculous amount of technology so hold on to your seats, it’s about to get ugly.”
The Bomb Squad promises to debut new tracks at the Webster Hall show, which will subsequently be released on their forthcoming new album.
The March 19 performance is set to begin at 9PM, with doors opening at 8PM.
Additional information can be obtained at http://www.websterhall.com/