Krayzie Bone, Blackbear lead a busy weekend of hip-hop in Tampa Bay

Caskey is at Ferg’s, too.

click to enlarge Blackbear, who plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on May 31, 2019. - Photo by Camren Meier
Photo by Camren Meier
Blackbear, who plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on May 31, 2019.

It’s been years since Bone Thugs-n-Harmony had a hit, but that hasn’t kept Anthony Henderson away from the road and recording studio. The 46-year-old rapper better known as Krayzie Bone just added some heat to a just-released retrospectives album from Dionne Warwick where Mr. Bone added a verse to Warwick’s 1979 hit “Deja Vu,” which is apparently one of Krayzie’s favorite songs. “[He told me] he had already done a rap to it. When I heard what he’d done I said I loved it. I said it’s wonderful. So we included it on this CD. It’s keeping Dionne Warwick current.” Hear what Krayzie Bone is currently up to when he headlines Pegasus Night Club. Krayzie Bone. Fri., May 31. 7 p.m.. $20-$50. Pegasus Night Club, Tampa. ticketweb.com.

Expectations were high for Matthew Musto’s fifth studio album, Anonymous, and the 28-year-old Daytona Beach-born rapper better known as Blackbear did not disappoint. The R&B and hip-hop from his past releases is there, but so are some interesting EDM flourishes and straight up pop. Albanian MC Gashi opens this Jannus Live show alongside “Yellow Lights” songwriter Harry Hudson. Blackbear w/Gashi/Harry Hudson. Fri., May 31. 7:30 p.m. $32.50. Jannus Live, St. Petersburg. jannuslive.com.

Orlando rapper Caskey will play the spacious, outdoor stage at Ferg’s Sports Bar, alongside fellow rappers Mac and Sifu, plus DJ-producer Reeves. Come out and see how these rappers transform their massively streamed songs into a live performance. This St. Petersburg date is smack dab in the middle of Caskey’s 30-show, national tour. Caskey w/Reeves/Sifu N Mac. Sat. June 1, 7 p.m. $15-$20. Ferg’s Sports Bar and Entertainment Complex, St. Petersburg. ticketfly.com. —Kyla Fields


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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.

Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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