Holy hip-hop nirvana! Why can't it be SIA week all year around? This week is straight bananas. So get this, as if there weren't already too many crazy good shows to choose from, here's one more: Tomorrow night at Casselman's, we're hearing that the one and only Raekwon is set to throwdown. Es-Nine of Prime Element is opening up, and Skull Candy and 686 are throwing the party, which is being touted as "Lights Out." Maybe you've seen the poster. If not, page down.
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