Despite the foreign media’s interest in hailing Ice-T as Thursday’s Pandora’s Box of free speech, the Original Gangster and producer/DJ Afrika Islam seem more intent on putting on a memorably entertaining show. But if, before Ice takes the stage tomorrow night at Club Pegasus, local authorities ask him to sign a contract agreeing not to perform his more objectionable material — really, what would that leave him with? — you bet your ass Ice will be signing his Tracy Marrow on the dotted line. “We are not going to jail in China!” Ice-T told local weekly 8 Days. (For more of that interview — including audio clips — check out 8Days.sh Thursday morning.) And Thursday night roll up to Pegasus for what promises to be the dopest hip-hop ticket of the summer. Islam will be setting the stage with a set that runs the gamut from Proto-Old School to the Electro Funk. Miss it and you’ll be forced to admit that … you played yourself.
Ice-T at Club Pegasus, 2/F Golden Bell Plaza, 98 Huaihai Zhong Lu (请带我去淮海中路98号, 金钟广场2楼). Doors at 9 pm. Tickets at the door RMB 150. Tel: 5385-8189.
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