I have been annoying all my friends and loved ones with my newfound and very passionate love of this band, an L.A. hip hop act that emerged during the golden age of hip hop in the early 1990s and are now considered among the most influential in the genre. Words are too feeble to describe their brilliance — it’s hip hop at its most poetic and groovy — and I love this sexy song. But check out “Passin’ Me By” — their biggest hit — “The Hustle,” and “Oh Shit,” among many others. 

They are in Toronto with a bunch of other pioneering hip hop artists like A Tribe Called Quest and DelaSoul and I just bought tickets with my teenaged daughter, who is actually excited I am going because she can’t tear her friends away from musical crap. Cannot wait!