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Kings of the Mic Tour revisits hip-hop heyday

As listeners, we tend to remember our favorite artists as they exist in our best memories of them. That’s sort of the idea behind the Kings of the Mic Tour, which brought four founding fathers of hip-hop — De La Soul, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and LL Cool J — to the Bank of America Pavilion Wednesday night.

De La Soul’s brief opening set was highlighted by “Me Myself and I,” with the infectious groove borrowed from Funkadelic’s “(Not Just) Knee Deep” proving just as effective at getting bodies moving 25 years later.

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