J Rocc w/ DJ D!Z

When: Fri., Aug. 29 2014

hip-hop, funk, 9 p.m.

Renowned DJ J Rocc started spinning records in the mid-’80s, making heads bob worldwide before some of y’all were even born. He co-founded the pioneering turntable crew The Beat Junkies and has shared stages all over the globe with hip-hop legends like Madlib and the late, great J Dilla. In 2011, J Rocc released his all-original production Some Cold Rock Stuff, a record that inspired local funk DJ D!Z, a.k.a. Charles Dean, who organized J Rocc’s appearance at Tin Roof. “J Rocc has been one of my favorite DJs for a long time running,” Dean says. “I’ve always thought of The Beat Junkies crew and all the Stones Throw artists as some of the most hip.” J Rocc is on Stones Throw Records along with some of hip-hop’s most respected and influential acts. They may not get a lot of mainstream radio playtime, but drop one of the label’s artists into a conversation, and you’ll get a respectful nod from anyone in the know. —J. Chapa FRIDAY

Price: $10/adv., $12/door

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