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User's Guide to Madison Hip-Hop: JAH Boogie

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JAH Boogie has been making music for decades and is a busy member of two prolific Madison bands. In addition to playing bass in the local reggae outfit Natty Nation, he is also a vocalist and drummer in dumate.

This five-member hip-hop group juxtaposes classic hip-hop and high-tech mixing in its political rhymes and kinetic beats. Also featuring the talents of emcee D.L.O. along with Dudu Stinks, Man Mantis, and Bobby Peru, dumate won a 2008 Madison Area Music Award for its song "Juke Joint" as well as the 2006 award in the hip-hop artist category.

Artists we emulate: The Roots.

Performance style: Chill and up tempo.

Venues we play: The Majestic, the High Noon Saloon, The Annex and The Frequency.

Artist philosophy: Try not to repeat yourself music wise or lyrics wise. The way we present the music is somewhat unique.

Best DJ/hip-hop act today: Lupe Fiasco, NAS, The Roots, MF Doom.

Upcoming shows for JAH Boogie include:

This is part of a series highlighting Madison's hip-hop emcees and DJs. If there is someone you want us to profile, please contact us.

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