Black Stax

The names of MCs Silas Blak and Jace Ecaj pop up in the annals of Seattle-area rap going back well over a decade. Their joint rhyme moniker, Silent Lambs Project, has adorned some of the most electric and artful hip hop the city has ever been able to claim. When the two partner with vocalist Felicia Loud, they are Black Stax, a project that has allowed each party to expand the borders of their creativity, as Loud's spiritual/soulful voice floats over and in between the deep, smoky verses spit by Blak and Jace, creating swirling, forceful, yet gorgeous moments. Their newest offering, High Rhymes Smoking Jackets, is a full-on collaboration with Oldominion/Grayskul-affiliated sound engineer Rob Castro, intended to explore a whole new side of the group. With Radio Raheem, Fysha. TODD HAMM

Fri., Aug. 10, 9 p.m., 2012

 
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