In this moment, New York underground rap is as creative as it’s been since before this new generation can remember, and Le1f, a Das Racist affiliate (he produced the group’s breakout “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”) working with Heem’s Greedhead label, is as creative as any of his peers. Dropping last week, Tree House, his second mixtape of the year, tops the first, effortlessly jumping from the even more spaced-out version of Jeremih’s spaced-out r&b found on “Hush Bb” to the tongue-in-cheek trap of “Damn Son.” The whole thing is a trip. Tonight, he heads downtown to Santos Party House, where he’ll be joined by Lakutis, another New York Greedhead dude, and Antwon, a San Jose, California, native whose hip-house throwback “Living Every Dream” might make you start your summer 2014 playlist three seasons early.
Fri., Sept. 27, 7 p.m., 2013
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