A-1

When
Fri May 10, 2013
Where
The New Parish
Time
9:00 PM
Cost
$10 - $15
Tags
Music, Hip Hop
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Description

Adam Traore, aka A-1, might be the next S.F. rapper poised for wider success. The first-generation U.S. citizen, son of parents from West Africa and Italy, A-1 treads a fine line between what would've once been considered conscious rap giving lip-service to positivity and self-awareness with party-ready anthems about girls and weed. The Thurl Tape, his release from last fall, mixes zeitgeist-y beats and production with guest spots from Roach Gigz, Little Dragon, and Dregs One. But Traore's agile rhymes and likable, disarming persona keep the spotlight firmly planted on him throughout.

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Location

  1. The New Parish
    579 18th Street, Oakland, CA