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Sunday: Win Tickets to See Busta Rhymes at Club Nokia

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, February 26, 2009, at 11:11AM

Looking for something to do this Sunday? Busta Rhymes, one of hip-hop's more colorful and enduring artists, makes a trip to Club Nokia for a 9:30pm show. Tickets are on sale for $35, but we've got five pairs of tickets for blogdowntown readers who want to go.

While the casual fan may these days associate Rhymes more with arrests than with albums, his new release hits stores on March 24, titled "Back to My BS."

The Sunday show is one of the L.A. Weekly's picks of the week:

Between his acting career, his unsavory legal troubles and the simple fact that he’s seemingly been around forever, it’s sometimes easy to forget that Busta Rhymes is still an active recording artist — especially when you consider that beyond the awesomely Daft Punk–jacking “Touch It,” dude hasn’t really made an unforgettable record inside the 21st century. That said, if early singles and leaks are to believed, Busta’s upcoming Back on My B.S. (due out March 24) could have what it takes for a comeback: “Don’t Touch Me (Throw da Water on ’Em)” is a five-alarm banger with no shortage of top-shelf battle-rap boasts; “Decision” resists a good-intentions overload despite cameos by Common and John Legend; “Arab Money” has a beat as hot as its lyrical content is dubious. Busta’s long been one of hip-hop’s most energetic (and capable) live performers; given the gas he’s got in the tank right now, expect fire tonight. (Mikael Wood)

Want to go? Just leave a comment telling us why we should pick you. We'll close off the contest Friday at 4pm and alert winners via email or Facebook.


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