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Miami rapper Stitches has a face only his mother (and Reddit) could love. Still, the past few months have seen his viral potential rise on the strength of "Brick in Yo Face," a song threatening violence if said brick of cocaine isn't turned into cash compensation for its provider. Its accompanying video features a lot of posturing with big guns, and a guy dressed up like Hellraiser throwing white dust around. It's a ridiculous fantasy set to a trap beat set to get stapled to your brain.
When it comes to Stitches in a live setting, however, the potential for violence and erratic behavior has become real. (Last month, a Florida show bordered on the absurd when the rapper offered "blow" to the audience and then fled early.) It's too real, reportedly, for the Minneapolis Police Department because an upcoming show at the Cabooze has been nixed. Update: The police have responded.