Thursday: Rae Sremmurd and Lil Yachty

Oct. 20

Lil Yachty, a chirping, crooning rapper from Atlanta best known right now for his springy sing-song verse on D.R.A.M.'s 'Broccoli' and his lurching moaning raps on Chance the Rapper's 'Mixtape' (both coated in vibrating auto-tune), is the new oldhead hip-hop fan's enemy—though even Lil Wayne isn't a fan, which is all the more reason to listen to Yachty (somebody who can disrupt Wayne's aesthetic expectations has got to be something special). When the New York Times asked Wayne what he thought about Yacht, Lil Uzi Vert, and 21 Savage, Wayne said, “I swear to God I didn’t know you were saying people’s names just now, so that should probably answer that question. I just do my own thing," Lil Wayne is of course allowed to do this; he's Lil Wayne. You are not Lil Wayne, so you should give Yachty's speedy, yelping ,then suddenly syrup-slurping slow raps your time. Also on this bill, the duo of Rae Sremmurd, best known for 'No Flex Zone' and 'No Type,' whose new album, "Sremmlife 2," is brooding party rap with touches of new wave, somewhere between say, Gucci Mane at his sunniest and the Chameleons at their gloomiest. 8 p.m., Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, (410) 244-1131,, $33. (Brandon Soderberg)

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