Spaceman

When we talk about stage presence, we mean someone who holds our attention and draws us in, without us realizing it, until he or she leaves—the same effect as when you walk out of a dark movie theater into daylight. Spaceman has this power. The MC has often served as a backup man/hype man for Sportn' Life labelmate D. Black, but really Spaceman is his own man. He has no problems working a crowd solo: His boundless physical energy, firebrand flow, and wiry yet muscular frame command attention. And when Seattle producer Jake One gives him a beat, fuggedaboutit: "Big Homie Style" and "This Is That Fire" break temperature gauges with their witty self-confidence. With Fresh Espresso, Hella Dope, Steelo. KEVIN CAPP

Sat., Jan. 16, 9 p.m., 2010

 
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