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Rapper-poet Kate Tempest opens U.S. tour with memorable Echo set

Rapper-poet Kate Tempest opens U.S. tour with memorable Echo set

Kate Tempest stared out at the crowd at the Echo on Saturday and absorbed the hundreds before her. "First time in America," she said as part of an avalanche of verbiage that barreled from her mouth.  In the first set on her first U.S. tour, which is headed to Austin, Texas, for this week's South by Southwest music festival, poet and rapper Tempest stood onstage with a look of blissful openness, her three-piece group prepping behind her.  "It will never be this again," she said, marking the moment with a note of wonder. With Patti Smith-ragged brown hair and a wide-open smile, the artist had the room's undivided attention from her first words to the...

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