Soul, Funk, R&B, & Hip-Hop
Thu., Aug. 27, 10 p.m.
“I’m very pleased to announce today on 4/20 — the best day of the year — that I’m running for President,” said Waka Flocka Flame — who plays on Thursday at 1015 Folsom (1015 Folsom St., San Francisco) — in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. Never mind that he’s about seven years too young, the Atlanta rapper has a proper platform. There’s the pot priority, naturally, and Waka further specified that he objects to dogs in restaurants. So, look out for that executive order. (It’s unclear whether his old partners at PETA will cosign it). About foreign policy, Waka didn’t indicate much. Still, considering his ongoing collaboration with Canadian EDM outfit Neon Dreams, the rapper prioritizes cultural exchange. Now, by this point, Waka is an entrepreneur whose best-known record, Flockavelli, spins off of a term associated with political deceit, so perhaps his apparent plans to collapse the branches of government into his control shouldn’t be surprising: “Fuck the Congress. I am Congress. I’m President!”