When: Sun., Dec. 18, 7 p.m. 2016
There’s a lot of terrible hip-hop out there. Besides the obvious mainstream garbage, indie hip hop isn’t excused from putting less than palatable rappers with weak ass flows and tired beats. Andrew Sims, better known just as “Sims” manages to float high above the post-apocalyptic wasteland of hip-hop with his clever syllabic patterns, curious lyricism and smooth delivery over intelligent beats. Hailing from Minnesota and gaining some traction in the independent rap scene in Minneapolis, Sims, along with some friends he met in school, eventually formed the hip-hop conglomerate Doomtree, which would go on to release some of the best independent hip-hop of the century. On a solo tour with Air Credits, Sims is sure to deliver a beacon of hope to a dying breed of intelligent, independent hip-hop heads.