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Review: A$AP Rocky smokes out the Palladium
Review: A$AP Rocky smokes out the Palladium

Thick billows of acrid smoke engulfed the stage of the Palladium about an hour into A$AP Rocky’s sold-out concert on Friday night. A young Harlem-born rapper whose next-big-thing status in New York hip-hop mirrors that of Kendrick Lamar in L.A., A$AP Rocky had quieted the room and was attempting to start some kind of birthday presentation for one of the show’s openers, Schoolboy Q. Suddenly, both men -- as well as a cake topped with burning candles -- disappeared inside an enormous cloud that moved in from stage right. A$AP Rocky decided that someone had sprayed a “fire distinguisher,” as he put it, and began demanding that the perpetrator show him or herself. ...

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