A lineup this good could only be booked by an urban arts museum with something to prove and an endowment that’s the envy of even the richest label execs. Where J. Cole remains one of the biggest rappers in the country, having been signed by Jay-Z and touring with Drake, King Britt is the sort of dance music legend who spent his career fusing genres before they even existed. Bangladesh has crafted Dirty South classics like Luda’s “What’s Your Fantasy” and Lil Wayne’s “A Milli,” while Darq E Freaker plays a similar role in British grime. Plus, local kids the World’s Fair, Mr. MFN eXquire, and bass-loving transplants Star Eyes and Jubilee—try to catch as many as possible.
Sat., Aug. 17, 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 14, 2013