Pharoahe Monch @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 (AUS) (more by BBG)

Queens, NY-based MC Pharoahe Monah is set to play the Wicker Park-mainstay venue Double Door, on January 14th. As 1/2 of the duo Organized Konfusion, Monah has been releasing intricate, intelligent hip-hop since the late 80s. His latest solo effort W.A.R. hit stores in March of this year, and features guest appearances from Jill Scott, Styles P, Citizen Cope, Jean Grae, Royce da 5'9", Immortal Technique, and many more. Mass Hysteria,the Primeridian, and DJ Intel + Skor will all act as support for the January show. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (12/17), at noon CST.

Fellow MCs Slum Village will be performing at the same venue, though just a few months later. On March 24th, surviving/current members T3 and Illa J will hit the Chicago stage. J Dilla and Baatin passed away in 2006 and 2009, respectively. Rapper Elzhi left the group on bad terms in 2010. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, at noon CST.