Yung Gleesh at U Street Music Hall Friday, Aug. 8

Yung Gleesh is the jester of the DMV hip-hop scene. He rhymes in a barely intelligible slur, he’s prone to doing the robot in his videos, and he’s not afraid to be a goof. But just as easily as he entertains with the pants-dropping antics he displays in the hilarious “Deuce Mane” video, he delivers tough-life lyrics with a piercing clarity that first garnered him national attention two years ago when he released “Skrong.” Gleesh speaks in a regional code that his core fan base understands, but even with his standard Styrofoam cup in hand, he’s started drawing in a national audience with his antics and prankster’s grin. See this breakthrough for yourself on Friday, when he plays U Street Music Hall with a cast of characters that includes Philadelphia anomaly GrandeMarshall and Maryland MC Uno Hype. Grab your juice, pull up your pants, and prepare to be entertained. Yung Gleesh performs with Grande Marshall, Mista Selecta, Sir EU, Uno Hype, Mike of Doom, and Flash Frequency at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $15. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com.

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