The I-70 Series

Anyone giving a frustrated finger to the dead-end traffic jam on Massachusetts Street during a Tech N9ne concert can testify to the love that Lawrence has for local hip-hop. The first installment of the I-70 Series, a planned sequence of live performances promoting the Lawrence hip-hop community and IndyGround Entertainment, takes place Friday at the Jackpot. The IndyGround label houses a collection of performers from Columbia, Missouri, but Topeka’s Stik Figa and Kansas City’s Dutch Newman join IndyGround affiliates DJ G Train, DJ Mahf, the Earthworms and label founder Steddy P for this event. The lineup highlights the geographical diversity that has helped metro hip-hop flourish.

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