Here I sit, last week to you, now to me—watching the presidential debate, noticing too much deflection, too much disrespect for people's intelligence, for Big Bird, for Jim Lehrer's whole aura. Perfect time to decompress with a Das Racist show. Catch Himanshu, Kool A.D., and Dap at the Showbox at the Market on Wednesday, October 10, being generally too smart for their own good and too goofy to be taken seriously by, like, your average Slaughterhouse fan (which is pretty funny, considering). Joining DR are three acts signed to their Greedhead imprint: Dark York shade-thrower Le1f, the stoney bedroom tropicalia of SAFE, and their resident forest-dwelling "Death Shark," Lakutis. You want to get weird? You got no better setup.

On Thursday, October 11, LA's Pac Div and ex–Cool Kid Mikey Rocks, along with Eighty4 Fly and DJ Swervewon, hit Neumos. The Cool Kids were ahead of the curve in sound and sartorial style—now everybody makes kinda-boring, '90s-referencing rap while draped in dope snapbacks and vintage gear. What came first, blogs or blog rap?

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