If you’ve been rockin’ with the HBK Gang for as long as I have, you’re probably rather proud to be from the Bay right now. With the recent release of P-Lo’s More Than Anything, and several other members of the crew doing work, dropping singles, and headlining tours, it’s no wonder everyone is yelling out, “Gang gang!” This clique includes several artists — CJ, Kool John, and Jay Ant, just to name a few — that illustrate what can happen when a bunch of friends become a team. Iamsu recently dropped Boss Up 3, and the bouncy track “Shake” made it to social media immediately with the hashtag, #ShakeChallenge, encouraging fans to shake it themselves (seriously, go look it up). Featured on the album is Rossi, Skipper, and 24hrs, so it’s no surprise that the three will be joining Suzy at The Fox Theater this Saturday for the hometown stop of the IAMSUMMER Tour. Other HBK affiliates, Show Banga, and Dave Steezy will be in attendance, too. And with DJ Amen on the ones and twos, you’d better be ready party.
Saturday, July 29, 8pm, $29.50, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, TheFoxOakland.com
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