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Chae Hawk @ Soundlab

Team Radio presents Chae Hawk

Friday, September 9

“Focus on a million, have some kids and put my feet up.” This is the goal of local rapper Chae Hawk, and also a line from his latest single “We Will (She Will),” a dark and gritty hood anthem. There is no lack of ambition in this young rapper, but in order to make that million he’s going to have to put in some work with his audience. That is why on Friday (Sept 9) Hawk will bring his lake-effect flow to Soundlab along with Saratoga, Springs indie-pop band Secret Secret Dino Club, Buffalo old school rappers Koolie High, and the scariest DJs in town, Spooky Business. Still hard at work on his next full length LP Dance Party For The Heavy Hearted, his follow-up to this year’s Blues of a Journeyman, Hawk strives to stay well-rounded as a hip-hop artist, bouncing from the gritty street rap on “We Will (She Will)” to pop-oriented tracks like “Ambition” and the yet to be released “Superhero.” Don’t miss him when he brings it live at Soundlab this weekend. —cory perla

9pm. Soundlab, 110 Pearl St. (440-5907 / bigorbitgallery.org/soundlab). $6.