Hip Hop Show Brings Regional Acts to Salem

The Willamette Hip Hop Congress presents its third annual concert, Conscious Overdose 2008, Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. at Cone Field House at Willamette University.

Gift of Gab, of the critically acclaimed Bay area group Blackalicious, will headline the show. Also performing are underground sensation Pigeon John, super DJ group Ill-Insanity, Braille Brizzy and The Garden. "This is the biggest underground hip hop show in Oregon," said Willamette student Jason Gundlach.

The Willamette Hip Hop Congress promotes social change and cultural awareness through hip hop music.

General admission (for ages 18 and over) is $15 at the door or free with Willamette ID. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact