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Language Arts, Drake Murphy, Blanko Basnet

When: Sat., Nov. 28, 10 p.m. 2015

LANGUAGE ARTS

THE PINHOOK, DURHAM | SATURDAY, NOV. 28

Triangle rap duos must be cursed. Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh's divide as Little Brother seems irreconcilable, and the Bull City's Wreck-N-Crew fled to Atlanta. The Koolest recently split up, and Actual Proof's career hangs in the Jamla Records balance. Before all this, though, there was the politically assertive duo Language Arts, featuring close friends Pierce Freelon and Aden Darity. Their dissolution stemmed from distance and fuzzy connections, not drama. While one was away at school, the other remained at home, left to solo devices. Now, six years since after their last performance, they're reawakening the righteous raps for one night. They'll revisit their marquee material and debut never-before-heard selections. While Freelon has been able to keep his performance stamina intact with the steady-gigging The Beast, will Darity be able to keep up?  "He's still a great live performer," say Freelon. "I've been getting to our rehearsals tired from coming from the studio or putting the kids to bed. Aden is there in his gym socks jumping around, hyping me up. He'll be just fine."  With Drake Murphy and Blanko Basnet. 10 p.m., $10$12, 117 W. Main St., Durham, 919-667-1100, www.thepinhook.com.Eric Tullis

Price: $10-$12

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