Pitchfork-approved Alabama rapper NoCap plays Ybor City next week

The website said he’s ‘on the precipice of becoming someone LeBron raps along to on Instagram.’

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There might not be a better time to see NoCap live because the Alabama rapper born Kobe Vidal Crawford might not play rooms as small as The Ritz much longer.

Pitchfork says the 23-year-old “is like a blues singer who fell in love with battle rap” and cites his emotionally transparent—but overtly fun—output in lumping Crawford in with hip-hop heavyweights like Boosie and Kevin Gates.

In fact, the indie tastemaking website even said he’s “on the precipice of becoming someone LeBron raps along to on Instagram.” No cap, indeed.

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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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