Best Of 2019

Best Living Legend Being Normal Like Us: Shock G At The Hub For Rock & Soul

Shock G At The Hub For Rock & Soul

It might not be obvious to the city at large, but a member of hip-hop history lives and breathes right here in Tampa Bay. The personality is Shock G, and while he’s not reclusive by any means, having the Master Blaster and Digital Underground member pop and dance up at The Hub’s Rock & Soul party — once in February when he gave former Bay area music journalist Martin Clear a $4 tip and again in August when he celebrated his own 55th birthday — is a reminder that even rap royalty isn’t immune to the heavy pours and thick layers of soul The Hub bartenders, plus DJs Mes McDonald and Silence, dole out every month. 

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