On Wednesday, I went to one of the last hip hop shows at New York’s famed Knitting Factory (which if you don’t know is shutting it’s doors next month) and caught Blitz the Ambassador’s set (also there were Amanda Diva and Che Grand).

Blitz, who hails from Ghana, is one of those performers I expect you’ll be hearing a lot about in the future.  He’s performed all over — from Alaska to SOBs — and he captivates any audience he goes in front of — I’ve seen him 3 or 4 times now, and every time he’s got great energy and an even better show.  His mantra is “good hip hop isn’t on the radio” (complete with an illustration of a suit-wearing man with a stereo for a head shooting through the radio).

Blitz is a rare find in today’s hip hop world, and I love what he’s bringing to the table.  Great lyrics, awesome live shows (EVERY time — such energy), and of course, he’s an amazing emcee to top it all off.

Video footage after the jump.

What I love most is his live music — he brings a horn section to every show, but he’ll also bring out hand drums, a string section (!!), you name it, he’s all about GOOD MUSIC.  He’s working on his album which is scheduled to come out next year — in the mean time, hit up his MySpace and check out the tracks “Breathe” and “Home,” two of my favorites.

A couple videos from his show at the Knitting Factory (how awesome is that horn section?!!):

And check out his set for “Remembering the Future” at SOBs: