2010 Gig Archive
Jesse Dangerously @ SXSW 2010
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When: Wednesday, March 17, 2010
08:30 PM
Where: Karma Lounge (119 W 8th St)


United States

Rap Legend Jesse Dangerously grew up and got pretend-famous in Halifax, Nova Scotia under the hip-hop leadership of such local luminaries as Buck 65, Jorun and SixToo. Since 2001 he's worked with the Backburner crew, touring as much as possible and selling CDs all over the planet.

In 2004, Jesse happily guested on MC Frontalot's seminal (we thought ironic) geek rap anthem, "Nerdcore Rising." Since then, nerdcore became kind of an actual thing, but Jesse's relationship to it is dubious. Really he just aims to be a good rapper on rap terms, somewhere between stuffy traditionalist and avant-garde, full stop and no kidding.

Jesse D is strident. He has all the good political slants and biases and if you like being told what's what, have we got good news for you. Do you know how he avoids being preachy? He doesn't. But he disguises it with SLAMMING RHYMES of DOPENESS.





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