Weekend Hip-Hop: Yak Nasty's birthday, Faraca, Xperience, Graffiti Garage Cyphers ...

By Josh Rizeberg on March 8, 2013

The weather is starting to turn! No matter what I tell ya to do this weekend, ignore it if it's sunny. If ya see the sun, just drop everything ya doing and run outside and play. If it is gray though, here is what to do. ...

Friday night starts things off with Yak Nasty's birthday party at The Loch's in Tacoma. The shindig starts at 10 p.m. with a $10 cover. First of all, when did it start to be OK to charge $10 to for local hip-hop show? It does not go down like that in Seattle, where folks have more scratch than we do! Now, maybe you are like me, and seeing a bunch of white people running around calling themselves "Nillas" is not yo thing. Well, there still is a chance to see King Scrub, Abom, Motamouth Jones, Second Family and Illizm; so do not totally write this show off.

Saturday night there is a hip-hop showcase at Studio 7 in Seattle. Catch local artists Faraca, PME (Power Moves Ent), Influential Minds and others. This show is all-ages and begins at 7 p.m. Lots of shows at Studio 7 are jam-packed pay-to-pay bills. I usually would send caution yo way if ya planning on trying to attend - but this show looks more legit than normal. So, hopefully you will go and have fun.

Perhaps the best show is also Saturday night in Seattle at the Vermillion Art Gallery. This venue has some cool, eclectic shows. Catch Xperience, Sonny Bonoho, Man Danno and other at this one. Show starts at 9 p.m. and is FREE!

End the weekend Sunday at the Graffiti Garage Cyphers at 1 p.m.

Peace Family!

LINK: Josh Rizeberg discusses Sonny Bonoho in this week's What's the Word? column