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Sweatshop Union brings socially conscious hip-hop to Mo’s Place

So socially conscious even its fast food haunts seem hip, Sweatshop Union is coming to Mo's Place on Monday in South Lake Tahoe.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Sweatshop Union, the socially conscious hip-hop group from Vancouver has become a mainstay of Canadian music since it’s 2002 self-titled album debut. It’s been touring ever since.

The next three records solidified Sweatshop Union’s presence in rap music. The group co-signed to EMI and went out on the road touring with the Black Eyed Peas, Swollen Members and the Living Legends as well as opening shows for Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, and The Roots. Both college and commercial radio gave the albums substantial airtime and soon after came nominations for Juno Awards, a Canadian Radio Music Award, Much Music Video Awards and more. By 2006 Sweatshop Union had begun headlining shows in the U.S. and appearing at major festivals across North America.

Recently, URB Magazine featured it in their next top 100. They’re not alone in thinking that Sweatshop Union is a band worth keeping an eye on. Their consistently poignant music continues to become more relevant daily and the group shows no signs of slowing down.

It’s most ambitious record was released in March, an experimental concept album best described as a runaway mushroom trip through the inner and outer cosmos. They titled the record simply: “Bill Murray.” Along with recent releases from Sweatshop Unions’ Dirty Circus and Pigeon Hole, the group aims to become the most prolific collective in hip-hop.

Late-Nite Productions is presenting Sweatshop Union on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Mo’s Place in South Lake Tahoe. Kosha Dillz will open. Tickets are available at Recycled Records (for Reno) and Mad About Music, Mo’s Place, Super 8 and Beach Hut Deli (for South Lake) or online for both shows at http://www.Ticketweb.com and tickets will also be available at the door.

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