L.A. rappers Black Hippy are four up-and-comers who joined up to make what the L.A. Times called a quasi-supergroup and what juggalo-approved maverick Tech N9ne called the new N.W.A., and if he means ferocious, determined and destined for big things, hes probably right. Lamar is Hippys most agile and arguably passionate rapper, recruited for a verse on Dr. Dres continually gestating Detox. Just last month (after a coruscating version of The City, Lamars collaboration with the Game) Dre, Game and Snoop stepped out on stage with Lamar to publicly and explicitly pass the torch of West Coast hip-hop. Will this Glass House show make a little bit of hip-hop history? Consider this your I saw him when alert.
Thu., Sept. 8, 7 p.m., 2011