Soul, Funk, R&B, & Hip-Hop

Cam'ron

When: Fri., July 17, 10 p.m. 2015

Harlem rapper and de facto Dipset leader, Cam'ron issued a nearly unparalleled run of albums between 2000–2004. His second solo album, S.D.E. (Sports, Drugs, and Entertainments), opens with one of the most memorable minute-long dis streaks around, capped by Killa Cam bickering with a couple of women — a good indicator of the unrepentant pugnacity throughout. Come Home with Me, which appeared two years later, stormed the singles chart with sparkly narratives of sexual conquest and city block dominance in “Hey Ma” and “Oh Boy,” while the Jay-Z-featuring cut “Welcome to New York City” balanced Cam’ron’s newfound pop proficiency with boisterous regionalism. But Cam’ron’s legacy solidified with his next record, Purple Haze, for which the MC perhaps unwittingly appealed to nascent internet audiences by doing up his loud and flamboyant imagery and outfits. Purple Haze 2, slated for release sometime this year, is said to be Cam’ron’s swan song, making his 1015 Folsom (1015 Folsom St., San Francisco) appearance a potential farewell.

Sam Lefebvre

Price: $20-$95

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