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Friday, June 8, 2012

Sunday To-Do: Devin the Dude

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Devin the Dude plays Revolution Sunday night.
  • Devin the Dude plays Revolution Sunday night.

DEVIN THE DUDE
8 p.m. Revolution. $20 adv., $25 d.o.s.

In "Lacville '79," one of Devin the Dude's first big singles, he raps about driving "47 in a 55." The chorus goes "I'm rollin' / Car not stolen / Probably never will be it's much to old and / Smokin' weed and feelin fine." That song and those lines in particular offer a good window into Devin's special brand of rap genius.

Where most of his peers tap into aggression and swagger, Devin works in the Slick Rick tradition; his languid raps often sound like he's delivering them with a smile on his face. He's not afraid to be self-deprecating, and while his lyrics occasionally dip into dark territory, more often than not he's rapping about the joys of being high with nothing much to do.

The opening bill includes 607, the most accomplished rapper in Arkansas, playing one of his last shows before a career refocusing hiatus; Arkansas Bo, the Dallas-based Arkansas expat who works in the same mode as Devin and the local supergroup LabRatz. The show is open to those 18 and older.

Check out "Lacville '79" after the jump.

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