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Mac Miller 

When: Fri., May 20, 9:30 p.m. 2011
Price: $15

It seems mean to pick on Mac Miller, a young rapper from Pittsburgh who has yet to take a legal drink and has only been able to buy those Philly blunts he professes to cut and re-roll so much for about a year now. He's a dopey-faced white kid making amiable-enough hip-hop, and if you've ever seen him live, you know that he dances sort of like an elf. So, why not leave bad enough alone, right? Trouble is, as this sold-out show and the rap-along, stoned-as-possible teenage crowd during his last Triangle appearance at Raleigh Amphitheater suggest, Miller might just be hip-hop's next big star. That's scary stuff: His music presents hip-hop as an emptied shell, restuffed with juvenile thoughts about bags of weed, stacks of bills and piles of video games. It's not clever, compelling or creative; it's the sound of taking drugs to make music to regret your early adulthood to, and a lot of people are paying to play. At least get high enough so you can't actually see the dude dance, OK? With Rapsody and Mr. Invisible. —Grayson Currin

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