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Just a Product of the Game

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It's been too long since Ced Hughes and the Virgina Beach hipster crew rolled through town. Last summer's appearance by Hughes, Max Mega and Battles was one of the highlights of our concert-going year, and this year there's an even stronger undercard of local acts. Future, rapper for local favorites Biscuits n Gravy, just released the solo EP The Sci Fly, and it's earned a place at the top of our summer jams playlist with its taught mix of electro beats, deft lyricism and pop hooks. With tracks like “Product of the Game”—featuring a fanboy-comes-into-his-own story—the bipolar booty bounce of “Heartbeat” and the soulful, sentimental hip-house of “Grow Old With You,” Future claims a space as one of the city's most innovative and engaging MCs. The N.O.B.O.T.S, Wick-It, Kidsmeal and Berk Visual also appear.
Fri., July 17, 8 p.m., 2009

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