Rappers rely on intricate rhymes when boasting of their skills, which explains why MC Orange never quite broke into the mainstream. Watch a master weave words with this GrouponLive deal to see Tyga at the Bayou Music Center. For $21, you get one ticket for general admission on Saturday, September 8, at 9 p.m. (up to a $42.99 value, including all fees). Doors open at 8 p.m.
A youthful mixtape maven and member of Young Money, Compton-native Tyga catapulted himself to standout notoriety in 2011 with his raunchy, sinuous single "Rack City." Praised by Pitchfork as a "genius pop moment," the song's primal beat and growling, hedonistic lyrics launched it to a No. 2 spot on Billboard_’s rap chart and, once transformed into the more family-friendly "Lob City," a spot as the unofficial anthem of the LA Clippers. His 2012 studio debut album, _Careless World: Rise of the Last King, continues his versifying evolution, deepening songs with "a chameleon-like skill that lets him go from melancholy to mean without a hitch," according to Allmusic.com. Fellow 20-somethings Kirko Bangz and Iggy Azalea, as well as Sterling Simms and Jinsu, warm up the crowds with dense beats, gleefully lascivious lyrics, and space heaters disguised as curiously immobile moshers.
Bayou Music Center
Part arena, part club, and all about the music, Bayou Music Center has catered to listeners of all tastes since it opened in 1997. James Brown, Steely Dan, Nickelback, and Etta James have all graced the spacious stage, drawn to its dazzling light displays and high-tech audio equipment. The facility also has various bars throughout, from an industrial taproom with corrugated steel walls to a lounge with neon drapery, oriental rugs, and cushy sofas.