On “1980,” a young British rapper named Estelle reminisced, detail by detail, about what it was like to grow up in the decade of Fresh Prince, LA Gears, and wishing you were one of the Cosby kids. These days, that rapper is better known as the singer who courted Kanye West on 2008’s “American Boy,” but even as she has come to rely more on her vocal chords, her music remains warmly reverent to the old days. The lead singles for her new record, All of Me, grab ’70s record crackle (“Thank You”) and early ’90s DJ scratches (“Back to Love”) and seamlessly incorporate them into a sound so 2012 that even Rick Ross is rapping over it (“Break My Heart”).
Tue., Feb. 28, 7 p.m., 2012
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