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Double Your Pleasure with Two Nights of Watsky This Week

November 4th, 2014

Before making a name for himself as the rapper Watsky, George Watsky was a highly talented poet in San Francisco and across the Bay Area, winning scores of local slams as a teen and then national slams while in college. He gained even more exposure with an appearance on the final season of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. Known for his fast rapping, Watsky (above, performing “Sarajevo”) self-released a pair of albums before Cardboard Castles (stream it below) arrived last year to some critical acclaim. All You Can Do (stream it below) followed this past summer, again highlighting the rapper’s exceptionally quick delivery—and his taste in beats. But, of course, Watsky is more than just spectacular with the vernacular. He’s also an engaging, dynamic live performer. And you’ve got two chances to see him take the stage in New York City this week, tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg and on Saturday night at Stage 48. (It’s also worth mentioning he seems to be pretty good at predicting the future.)