Deniro Farrar took the stage after the smoke cleared. You’ll be happy to hear that the North Carolina rapper is no J. Cole. He declined the DJ’s introduction, instead planting himself in the middle of the stage and pouring out a powerful, rhythmic tirade, denouncing all the “p*ssy ass n*ggas” in rap today. He ripped his shirt off, revealing a heavily tattooed upper body, and began riding a string of scuzzy, bass-heavy beats with the command and aggression of a much more experienced MC. Farrar blends flat-out Freddie Gibbs violence with a studied, UGK-y ostentation, and he managed to keep the crowd going the entire time. Look out for this one. —EH
Catch him again @ Wrongbar on Saturday, June 15 at 12 am and @ Yonge-Dundas Square on Sunday, June 16 at 4 pm.