Rap

Beats and rhymes at SOS


Denzel Curry

Fri., 7:10pm, the Keep stage
Adventurous Florida rapper formerly associated with SpaceGhostPurrp puts a mainstream shine on lo-fi cloud rap via this year's second full-length Imperial.

Death Grips

Fri., 7:55pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
Sacramento experimental/industrial rap outfit known for ultra-abrasion – and getting themselves dropped from Epic Records after a dick-measuring contest.

Run the Jewels

Fri., 9:15pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
Currently readying RTJ 3, the Atlanta/NYC duo just released its vicious first track, "Talk to Me."

Big Boi

Sat., 7:40pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
ATLien and one half of legendary Outkast, known for spitfire pimpery and consciousness. Also in Big Grams, a side project with SOS headliner Phantogram.

Aesop Rock

Sat., 10:25pm, Forest stage
Portland abstractionist MC released his latest, The Impossible Kid, complete with album visual – a miniature remake of Kubrick's The Shining.

Wale

Sun., 5:30pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
D.C. underdog with two past Billboard No. 1s readies a new full-length, Shine (Still Here, Ignoring Negative Energy).

Young Thug

Sun., 7:55pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
Eccentric Atlanta rapper reimagines the hazy parameters of mumble rap/trap on latest commercial mixtape Jeffery.

A-Trak

Sun., 11:40pm, Forest stage
Fool's Gold owner and festival-thrower released remix EPs Parallel Lines (featuring Phantogram) and Lose My Mind with signee Tommy Trash.

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