With skateboarding the unofficial fifth element of hip-hop, it's fitting that DJ Ataxic and Reach's Tuesday-night set is presented by downtown skateboard shop entrepreneur DJ Zach Lovely. DJ Ataxic, one-third of the Soul Providers DJ crew with DJ Kiz-one and DJ Mix-o-Flix -- the team responsible for handing out those monthly Agenda mix tapes at clubs -- strives to keep the proverbial "it" as real as a DJ from Springfield can. Ataxic is a self-described true schooler dedicated to "bringing hip-hop back to the artistic culture that it once was," according to his Web site (www.djataxic.com
). So leave the shiny bling and stacks of Benjamins at home; there won't be any of that brand-name-dropping, hypermaterialistic, Top-40 rap during Lovely Tuesdays
at Jilly's. Instead, be prepared for platters of soulful hip-hop served with world-conscious lyricism by Kansas City's own Reach.