Let's recap the rundown: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., comedy runs from 8 to 10-ish, and hip-hop starts at 10:30. See the whole thing for one $7 ticket; if you're stuck at the jobbity-job til the hip-hop starts, admission drops to $5 at 10:30. Check out the Facebook event here, and preview the talent after the jump.
The founder of tonight's hip-hop feast, Al-D, promotes a monthly underground hip-hop night called Meant for the Milkcrate. An underground event can be a mixed bag, but Al and his crew deserve credit for consistently making MFTM an enjoyable show, one that strikes a great balance between giving new faces a chance and highlighting outstanding talent. If you haven't heard his latest work yet, get on that:
Young Quael has been busy on the TSU campus and around town for a while now, strengthening his rhymes and polishing his delivery til he can see himself in it.
Nathan Grey is also getting busy, seen here rapping over one of the best uses of a Weeknd sample I've heard yet.