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Trick Or Treat? Lil Xan Returns to San Antonio This Halloween to Remind Us How Far Hip-Hop Has Fallen

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Before I get into this, I want to preface this blog with this:

I am a millennial. I like avocado toast and expensive coffee. I collect vinyl even though I have Spotify. Goat yoga sounds awesome and all I wear are booty shorts and leggings – even at business meetings for my job here at the Current.

But, let’s face it, guys. These tattooed-faced Soundcloud rappers (with very few tattoos on any other part of their bodies) are basically today’s version of cheesy '80s metal hair band musicians and their music and lyrics are about as original as … wait, it’s not original at all.

And look, it’s not like we all don’t have our guilty pleasures when it comes to music. Hell, 99.5 KISS is sort of the perfect example of how much a great portion of San Antonio has absolutely no problem with hearing Disturbed, P.O.D. and Bush several times a day hour.

So, if you do imbibe on the mindless wave of not hip-hop that Lil Xan falls into (because, c'mon, is this really hip-hop?), here’s your chance to indulge in a not-so-secret way.

If you don't know, Lil Xan is one of the latest rappers that's blown up on Soundcloud in the last few years and is basically a reminder that all you have to do is tattoo your face, and say "(Psh) Yeah, yeah, yeah / (Huh? Ayy) / Hmm, ayy, ayy /Huh, hmm, ayy, ayy; / huh, hmm, ayy, ayy / Hmm, hmm; hmm, hmm/ Huh? Ayy," and you could potentially become famous.

$27.50, Wed Oct 31, 7pm, The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St., theaztectheatre.com.

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