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HIP-HOP | Kings of the Mic Tour


LL Cool J needs no introduction. Chances are you or your lady friend will swoon at the sound of his name. The Grammy-winning recording artist-actor-entrepreneur headlines Kings of the Mic Tour, which features a line-up of classic hip-hop acts that includes Public Enemy. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame cut to the chase by inducting Public Enemy (class of 2013) in its first year of eligibility. Chuck D and company don't censor too much and certainly aren't puppets to the man. Public Enemy still packs its sonic productions — not to mention its lyrical punch — so densely and up-tempo that you might need to slow it down on the playback. Ice Cube and De La Soul complete the bill.

Kings of the Mic Tour comes to town Saturday, June 22, 7 p.m. at CMAC, 3555 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. $32.45-$75.85.