Sweat Records' Sweatstock this Saturday, celebrating the store's five-year anniversary and coinciding with Record Store Day, requires mandatory attendance from anyone who gives a crap about the local music scene. The all-day event features some of the best South Florida artists across multiplegenres, and Black Bobby's live set is sure to make 305 hip-hop fans proud.
Kowtowing neither to commercial-rap corniness or underground backpacker restrictions, Black Bobby's music exists in a rarely occupied in-between sonic space that recalls golden age lyricism and crackly beats without getting stuck in the past. As a gift to Sweatstock attendees, he's giving away a free three-song pack of his new tracks, "Fortified," "Hanzo," and "Major Blazer." The latter's a Major Lazer rework
that's climbed all the way to number two on the current Gigacrate charts
Black Bobby performs at Sweatstock this Saturday, April 17 at 2 p.m. Sweat Records, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Admission is free; all ages. 786-693-9309; sweatrecordsmiami.com