Some critics have called GlokkNine the next Kodak Black (Mr. Black is Florida’s most popular Spotify artist, according to a recent study). The Orlando mumble-rapper has even inspired taste-making magazine The FADER to walk back its initial assessment of him (“I sort of wrote off GlokkNine at first as a Kodak imitator but it’s become clear that he’s much more,” Ben Dandridge-Lemco admitted in his June “10 Best New Rap Songs” post).
We’ll find out if the hype is real this weekend when the Glokk-ster brings a hit single (“Crayola,” approaching 3 million YouTube views) and his latest tune (“I Don’t Need No Help”) to the Jannus courtyard. Click here to read an SMS-based Q&A that is truly a sign-o-the-times.
GlokkNine, Sat. July 7, 7:30 p.m. $15. Jannus Live, 200 1st. Ave. N., St. Petersburg. jannuslive.com.
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