When: Fri., Nov. 28, 10 p.m. 2014
Every so often in hip-hop, a handful of producers seem to appear on every rap single on the radio. For the last couple of years, DJ Mustard has been one of them. Not long before him was Lex Luger, who plays Friday at 1015 Folsom (1015 Folsom St., San Francisco). The Southern producer’s menacing arsenal of trap beats — which incorporate lots of chintzy samples and a water-sprinkler high-hat sound, among other things — appeared on Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard in Da Paint” in 2010 and then, shortly after, everywhere. Most of his beats were made with an affordable computer program called FrootyLoops. In 2011, a New York Times profile said Lex Luger could write a hit on his computer in the time it took to read the article. Trends are especially fleeting in hop-hop, and recent history is quickly forgotten. Listening to Luger’s productions now, they might not sound too distinguished, but that’s mostly because his influence is felt on rap singles everywhere.
Price: $15, $20