Home base: Lincoln SquareNeed to know: That name might seem offensive, but it’s not. The group came together in 2007 when working a summer roofing job in Kentucky. Their specialty: Re-tarring roofs. The group, who delivers drum-heavy, melodic hip-hop with honest lyricism and a sense of humor, also travels around the world educating kids about hip-hop, which they will do again in the Kidzapalooza section of Lollapalooza in August.Influences: The Clash, J Dilla, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Frank ZappaLive show: When’s the last time you saw 4 MC’s rapping and singing while doing Temptations-style dance moves, with a horn section? “We’re kind of like an adult boy band,” says Jax, 30. “A really dirty, self-deprecating boy band.”Claim to fame: “Blackhawks Song (We Love the Hawks?),” a riff on the bandwagon that flocked to the team in 2010 that has nearly half a million views on YouTube.
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