Yo Gotti at Howard Theatre Friday, July 4

Yo Gotti is the self-proclaimed “King of Memphis,” but the rapper has developed strong East Coast ties—including a loyal fanbase here in the District. He appeared on “Bricks,” from Wale’s The Gifted, last year, and he’s has been known to pop up at Stadium Club and clothing stores on Benning Road NE when he comes to town. He has a penchant for crafting trunk-rattlers that reference money made from cocaine-dealing, yet are charming and PC enough to still get radio spins. And now, he’s headlining WKYS’ Independence Day White Out at the Howard Theatre on the Fourth. Gotti isn’t quite as famous or flashy as Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, but his work ethic has endeared him to other rappers and made him a coveted guest performer. More than anything, Yo Gotti creates tracks that draw people in—particularly people who love bass-heavy trap anthems, of which he has plenty. Yo Gotti performs at 10:30 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $60–$100. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com.

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