A series of cryptic social media posts announced a political pool party on Independence Day 2017 at Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood. With an image of a black panther came the warning “there’s a fever coming,” but little more. That day, Jason Butler instructed people to show up at 2 p.m., be respectful and, of course, buy a doughnut. And when the curious masses arrived, Butler’s new band FEVER 333 were set up in the back of a U-Haul truck. The rapper/singer sermonized against gentrification before launching into a blistering debut of “We’re Coming In.”
The fever began to spread.
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