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HIP-HOP | Diabolic


First gaining recognition rapping alongside Immortal Technique on new school classics like "Dance With the Devil" and "Peruvian Cocaine," Long Island's Diabolic is anything but a simple side act, "featured" artist. His flow, drenched in pop culture references, American history, and radical politics, balances sharp articulation with sheer aggression, every bar coming with a vicious dose of anger and in your face punctuality. No auto-tune, bubblegum hooks, or gimmicks here; just sheer grit that grabs you by the throat, spitting a merciless barrage of raw metaphors with near flawless rhyme schemes.

Diabolic performs Thursday, August 6, at the California Brew Haus, 402 West Ridge Road. 8 p.m. $15-$20.;