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Local rapper CrucialBGR released the music video for his song, “Boywonder Strikes Again” on Dec. 3. Originally from Savannah, Ga., CrucialBGR began his rap career in 2018 and has since established himself as a Charleston-based artist. “Boywonder Strikes Again” was featured on CrucialBGR’s most recent of four full-length albums, Big Bad 3! which was released in July. The album was met with praise by local Charleston blogs. The Joey Lenz directed video for “Boywonder Strikes Again” features CrucialBGR and his friends rhyming and dancing to the song at the loading dock of a post office. Featuring a grainy effect and bright building lights, the video radiates the same big energy of the track. The full video can be found on Youtube. —Holly Malnati


The Freak Show, Kit Monroe’s festival dedicated to all things kink, is back for another year with an eclectic group of 10 performing artists. She Returns from War, Sexbruise?, Forest Blue, Sandcastles, DJ Dr34dKn0t, SlimDreDrizzy, AshlyCbaby, Grem and WestHaze will take the stage this year, giving listeners a bit of folk, R&B, hip-hop, electronic and more. Up and comers like rapper Indi’Gxld, R&B crooner WestHaze and indie rockers Forest Blue will play alongside music scene heroes like She Returns from War and Sexbruise? Visual performances will also be available from the Dirty Dolls, Amorous Dance, LexBiscuit and many more. In addition, vendors like the Fat Unicorn and Guilty Pleasures will be on-site. This year’s Freak Show will go all day and night, from noon to noon, Dec. 12-13. The event will take place at Black Water on the Ashley in McClellanville, where camping is permitted. Temperatures will be checked at the door, and COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Masks are required, and the event is BYOB. Tickets can be purchased at —Heath Ellison