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Sunday, October 21, 2012

"What This Popcorn About?"

Posted by on Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 9:52 AM

(Showbox Sodo) Harlem's A$AP Rocky blew up in 2011, going from relative unknown to signing a $3 million deal with Sony/RCA on the strength of two viral videos ("Purple Swag" and "Pe$o") and the subsequent LiveLoveA$AP "mixtape." In 2012, he has released exactly one good song ("Goldie"), and his A$AP Mob entourage's recently released Lord$ Never Worry—surprisingly good for a posse album—featured Rocky getting thoroughly out-rapped by his cohorts. This doesn't matter, though, as the addition of LA's sharp-flowing ScHoolboy Q and Detroit bruiser/hybrid Danny Brown makes this bill one of the best in high-powered, big-name modern rap to come through town in a while. The thought of a live rendition of A$AP Rocky's "Brand New Guy" with Q actually there to deliver his legendary "what this popcorn about?" verse should be enough to get some away from Netflix on their couch. See also My Philosophy.


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LEE. 1
You broke Line Out.
Posted by LEE. on October 21, 2012 at 11:22 AM · Report this
bunnypuncher 2
Really wish I didn't sleep on getting tickets to this.
Posted by bunnypuncher on October 22, 2012 at 2:12 AM · Report this

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