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Tuesday, March 15 • 11:00pm - Wednesday, March 16 •12:00am
Jesse Dangerously

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Jesse D grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, loving rap more than anything. Having been turned on to the lighter side of it in 1989, delving into the hardcore in the early 90s, and assiduously studying the independent rap revolution of the late 90s, he developed his own style, ethics and swagger with a distinctly Haligonian hip-hop identity. He put out his first solo tape, BREAK, in 1997 and has since released four CDs of material, frequently collaborating with other members of the Backburner crew. He's toured across Canada and into the USA, sold music across the world and won the occasional award here and there for being awesome. He will be the first, and perhaps the last, to tell you that he is a Genuine Independent Rap Legend (G.I.R.L.)! You don't have to believe it, but what's the worst that could happen if you do? He'll be showing up to SXSW with the first copies of his sixth album, "Humble & Brilliant." The first run will be available only as vinyl or as handmade chapbook, both accompanied by complementary MP3 download. The album's entirely self-produced from painstakingly layered samples of old vinyl, except for one ukulele driven spiritual number about killing God once and for all, and not being sorry, either. Personal and political themes pop out like beads of sweat on a brow of charming and clever raps about being charming and clever for the duration of the album's first side/movement, and then the polarity reverses, and the witty, unpredictable pop culture whirlwind becomes punctuation for heavier material. It's a really fun, devastating, thought-provoking, feminist and approachable rap record and all of those adjectives also apply to Jesse himself, whom you will love a million times a million times.

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Jesse Dangerously

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Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00pm - Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am CDT
Flamingo Cantina

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