Nov. 12: MIMS at Casbar

When his summertime smash hit “This Is Why I’m Hot” topped the Billboard charts in 2007, it was near-impossible to escape the Washington Heights rapper MIMS and his obscure, correlative logic. “I’m hot ’cause I’m fly,” he explained, “you ain’t ’cause you not.” Would, then, the way to hotness lie in pursuing the ideals of the fly? Or is flyness, in the master plan of MIMS, dependent on coexisting with one who is hot—perchance MIMS himself? The thought process confounded brains but moved asses for a few short months, and quicker than Sean Paul’s “Beautiful Girls,” it was gone from the ringtones of America. MIMS has a new album out this year called Guilt, and he brings his East Coast style of sayin’ nothin’ on the track on Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Casbar. 3345 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 9:30pm. $20. 707.568.1011.Gabe Meline 

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