“Free spirit” is the motto of rapper Beejus, who embraces being a misfit on his recent album of the same title. The Oakland MC is the curator and headliner of FreeSpirit Fest Two, a showcase of similarly left-field local rappers at Legionnaire Saloon (2272 Telegraph Ave., Oakland) on Thursday, September 24. Performing alongside is Tia Nomore, a fiery, up-and-coming lyricist and #GirlGang ambassador who recently toured with HBK Gang’s Iamsu! Though Nomore’s highly anticipated debut album, Halloween, still doesn’t have an official release date, she has released a string of well-received singles over the past year, including the no-holds-barred ex-boyfriend diss track, “Suck It Easy,” and the infectious boast rap “CakeWalk,” which features HBK Gang affiliate Show Banga. Oakland MCs Anthony Dragons, a member of the collective Them Hellas alongside Duckwrth and Queens D.Light; Beejus’ frequent collaborator Oops, who produced the entirety of FreeSpirit: The Album; and introspective storyteller Legendvry are also performing.
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