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Show Banga

When: Fri., May 22, 8 p.m. 2015

First, Show Banga released Showy 4 Mayor. Recently, he dropped Mayor 4 Life, which is a pretty noble declaration of regional allegiance, though we’re guessing that the San Francisco emcee would run for higher office given the chance. His ascension so far has been pretty swift and it’d be a shame to squander that political momentum. The HBK Gang affiliate boasts a portfolio of ace videos, such as the corner-store noir of “I Been That,” a track on which he memorably raps, “Quit acting like you don’t know” as “Quacking Yoko Ono,” which is pretty Fluxus, right? Sage The Gemini costars on that one, while Mayor 4 Life has the golden E-40 co-sign along with Iamsu!, on the P-Lo-produced highlight, “Aww Shit,” which is another demonstration of Show Banga’s thick titular hooks. On Friday, the campaign trail brings Show Banga to Club Leo’s (5447 Telegraph Ave., Oakland). But don’t tell Libby Schaaf — OPD shuts down enough rap shows as it is.

Sam Lefebvre

Price: $10, $15

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