When: Thu., May 30, 8 p.m. 2013
Every good rap crew needs its “rampant id” character, the one who’ll jump in on an otherwise sedate track or show and gleefully tear everything up—and do so with enough charm that you’re happy to forgive the mess. In Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group that role is capably filled by Richard Morales Jr., the tatted-up, dreadlocked blast of mayhem better known as Gunplay, aka the Human Bath Salt. As a rapper he projects the kind of anarchic energy you might recognize from the works of ODB and Mystikal—his breakout track, “Jump Out,” is basically a bunch of yelling over a dense collage of gunshots. His skills as a rapper are often overshadowed by off-mike antics, such as his series of viral videos, his frequent house arrests, and his unabashed enthusiasm for doing cocaine. Morales’s new single, “Bible on the Dash,” brings the mania down a notch and gives him an opportunity to show off a subtler side. —Miles Raymer Save Money, Tink G, and Lil Herb & Lil Bibby open.