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Armed with an MPC, a mic and an ever-changing array of doodads, the star of this globetrotting, humble rap technician is on the rise. From PDX to L.A. to Guatemala, look for new music out this summer.
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The Seattle-based pop punk four-piece brought a precise, energetic, fun set to Mississippi Studios on the first night of Project Pabst.
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