Preview: Kirko Bangz at the LC

From the September 13, 2012 edition

Ostensibly, Young Money stooge turned “Rack City” hit-maker Tyga is the headliner of Tuesday’s MTV Jams Presents Closer To My Dreams Tour stop at LC Pavilion. But what does he have to offer besides one infectious, mind-numbing single?

One could make the same argument about Kirko Bangz, the Houston sing-rapper behind the luxuriant Drake replicate “Drank In My Cup.” And while Kirko doesn’t have anything up on Tyga in terms of intellect-fortifying wordplay, his melodious flow sounds great saying even the dumbest nonsense imaginable. Plus he has a lot more passable Drake rip-offs where that came from, and he even goes in semi-respectably over a few Drake beats. (Seriously, Drake must hate this guy.)

Iggy Izalea, Sterling Simms and Jinsu round out the bill.