From our partners at Lifeisaparty:
The Perceptionists (Mr. Life +Akrobatik) w/ Love Loungers & DJ Zimmie
Saturday, March 10
9:30 p.m. | $5 | 21+
The Crown Room
205 NW Fourth Avenue
Comprised of rappers Akrobatik and Mr. Lif, it is said that The Perceptionists are to the Boston, MA, hip-hop scene as the Justice League of America are to superheroes: the best of the best marshaling their powers for the collective good. The fiercely political Mr. Lif, whose 2002 album Emergency Rations was one of the first hip-hop records to overtly question the abuse of civil liberties in post-9/11 America, meshes well with Akrobatik’s equally intelligent, socially conscious vibe (as seen on his 2003 solo debut, Balance).
Friends since their early days on the local scene, the Mr. Lif and Akrobatik first started working together on their DJ's (Fakts One) college radio show in the late ’90s, formally adopting the name The Perceptionists in 2000. A 2004 mixtape called The Razor was their underground bow, before the official debut Black Dialogue was released in early 2005.
Black Dialogue featured the singles “Memorial Day” and “What Have We Got to Lose?” (which imaginatively samples Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control”), Black Dialogue also featured guest spots by Guru and Digital Underground’s Shock-G. The group has performed around the world at numerous shows and festivals. Portland is excited to welcome their reunion for their first show together in three years when they come to play the Crown Room on Saturday March 10th, 2012.