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Ear Might: Joey Batts is Your Best Friend
He's foul-mouthed and intelligent, arrogant and charismatic. Joey Batts is pretty unmistakable. And if you've checked out the live hip-hop scene in Hartford any time in the past five or six years, you've probably crossed paths with him. The rapper started out at the open mic at Sully's; soon he was joining local rap legends the Silent Groove onstage. That collaboration led to the formation of the Zigs and Batts Circus, a sprawling supergroup that featured every instrument imaginable.
By Dan Barry
September 2, 2011