Lil B

No rapper encapsulates the absurdity of contemporary rap music quite like Lil B. Technically from the Bay Area, Lil B actually lives on the internet, where he constantly drops new mixtapes and music videos with no concern for quality control. His Twitter account, where he interacts with fans and touts his positive yet convoluted "based" philosophy, winds up being as important to his art as the music itself. Combining the output of Master P, the "what the fuck" factor of Kool Keith, and the swag of Soulja Boy, Lil B is one of the most original artists on the contemporary rap landscape. His bizarre freestyles can play either as brilliant, dadaist deconstruction or bottom-of-the-barrel swag rap, but either way, the show is sure to be a strange spectacle. All ages, $21-$25, 6 p.m. 917 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis; 612.338.6425.
Fri., Sept. 28, 6 p.m., 2012

 
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