Friday, June 27 @ Miller Lite Oasis, 10 p.m.
Don’t, however, mistake such a change in perspective for lack of energy or purpose. Songs like the cheekily titled “Kanye West,” an early single from Southsiders, show Slug has maintained his reputation for deft wordplay—as well as his trademark sense of humor. Yet there is also a sense of resignation present on much of Southsiders, a feeling that time will catch up with all things. “This graveyard used to be a K-Mart,” raps Slug on “Star-Shaped Heart.” “But before that it was a graveyard.” Not exactly summer party anthem material, but an honest assessment from one of rap’s living legends.