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« November 2, 2012

Fun Fun Fun Fest Preview: Beatbox

By Chase Hoffberger

10YR (Fri. Blue stage, 11:55am) Local lovechild of D-Madness and L.A.X vox Yadira Brown refurbishes neo-soul.

Live Action Battle Rap (Fri. Yellow stage, 1:10pm) ATX comic MC Terp2it hosts a spitfire stand-off sure to hold more one-liners than that scene from 8 Mile.

Bun B (Fri., Blue stage, 7:55pm) Texas rap's uncle and underground king has held court as the trillest dude in town since he and Pimp C jammed Too Hard To Swallow in 1992.

Run-DMC (Fri. Orange stage, 8:35pm) The two surviving members of hip-hop's first household name return to the stage for only the second time in a decade.

Schoolboy Q (Sat., Blue stage, 5:30pm) This Kendrick Lamar affiliate mixed stone-cold Queensbridge smack with Left Coast bleariness on January's Habits & Contradictions.

Danny Brown (Sat., Blue stage, 7pm) Progressive Detroit MC raps hit lines as strange as his hair line on last year's totally left-fielded XXX.

A$AP Rocky (Sat., Blue stage, 8:45pm) Last November's LiveLoveA$AP brought balmy Houston heat back to the mean streets that brought this Harlem rapper up as a Diplomat.

A.Dd+ (Sun., Blue stage, 1:10pm) Dallas duo proved Texas outcasts with "West Savannah" style on last year's When Pigs Fly. A stack of Loosies holds a growing fan base hostage until the much-anticipated follow-up.

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