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While I was at the show, Andrew Barber at Fake Shore Drive tweeted that west-side rap legends Crucial Conflict had, with zero in the way of advance warning, dropped new material from what they're calling a sequel to their breakthrough 1996 album, The Final Tic.
By the time I got around to checking Twitter this morning, de Brauw had already posted a recording of his performance captured by Empty Bottle sound guy Matt Hannigan (who's also Pelican's touring sound guy). So out of nowhere my early afternoon turned unexpectedly into a psychedelic fast-rap/drone combo. De Brauw's "Don't Be an Asshole" (a work in progress, which he plans to record in a studio soon) and Crucial Conflict's new single "Sidewayz" (a dark club banger that finds the common ground shared by classic dubstep and old Three 6 Mafia) are both streamable below. Both are enjoyable on their own, but the real question is: Are you a bad enough dude to listen to both at the same time?