Tierra Whack Wed. 13, Container Bar, 6pm; Thu. 14, Belmont, 12:15amOnly quarter-hour to digest, Tierra Whack's 2018 studio debut Whack World brims with a surrealist imagination and an experimental abruptness as jarring as it is welcoming. The Philadelphia MC's fleeting emotions reflect the 60-2nd songs, zigzagging from "All canine go to heaven" naivete in "Pet Cemetery" to center-fingered, nation revenge on "Fuck Off" and doo-wop love musings for "silly Sam." Open Mike Eagle Wed. 13, Banger's, 11pmExplosively witty lyricism and self-recognition, Open Mike Eagle's most purchasable full-size, 2017's Brick physique youngsters nonetheless Daydream, sidesteps gangster rap for a conceptual track cycle a few housing challenge in his native Chicago. ultimate yr's 20-minute EP What occurs when I are trying to relax does not achieve Lamar transcendence, but its glass-clear honesty traverses Nineties Flintstone throwbacks and put up-Trump malaise. De La Soul Wed. 13, Banger's, 12midIn the publish-Eighties world of clearing samples, the manhattan trio of Posdnuos (Kelvin Mercer), Trugoy (David Jolicoeur), and Maseo (Vincent Mason) have had a tricky time clearing their again catalog, certainly groundbreaking 1989 debut three ft excessive & Rising. A confluence of Afrocentric individuality, Parliament Funkadelic funk, hippie rhymes, and mercurial samples, it welcomed hip-hop to the bizarre outliers. Ivy Sole Wed. 13, Pour choices, 12mid; Thu. 14, Empire manage Room, 10pm; Fri. 15, Nuevo Leon, 4pmUntangling a brawny bedlam of mental fitness and Philly's city ills, North Carolina-born MC Taylor McLendon boasts a easy cadence and poetic reflection on final 12 months's Overgrown. Queer radical storylines go with the flow atop pocketed percussion on "beautiful Fiction," whereas biblical undertones seep in "Parables." Flohio Wed. 13, Scratchouse, 12:20am; Thu. 14, British music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 11pmA newcomer to London's professional grime scene, Funmi Ohiosumah boomerangs between nimble flows and assertive braggadocio. Single "Watchout" lies betwixt raucous warehouse rave and daring rap aptitude. Debut EP Wild Yout accented barks complemented with the aid of industrial-smeared 808s and jarring synth stabs. Kwame Wed. 13, Pour selections, 1am; Sat. 16, main II, 12:55amBreaking floor on 2017's debut EP Lesson learned, Australian rapper prosperous Kwame Amevor then adopted up with closing yr's endless Conversations, six concise tracks venturing between the cold romance that interlaces featherlight keys on "espresso" and the distorted 808s and hotheaded gruff of "Wow." Trenchmobb Thu. 14, main II, 9pmUpon releasing their joint-rolled banger "Take Off," Trenchmobb rapidly grew to become one among Chicago's most promising rap companies. Led with the aid of Sosa Corleone, the rap crew's debut mixtape Be domestic quickly brims with lure road rap. Crisp snares and skittered hi-hats pepper high-alpha flows. Dua Saleh Thu. 14, Antone's, 10:05pmLike a delicate breeze carving via topical geography, Saleh's pliable voice ebbs and flows. On January's debut EP Nür, the Sudanese singer/poet now based in Minneapolis retains a definite vocal persona that morphs between a funeral procession haunt in "Albany," inebriated, dilated-scholar slur on "heat Pants," and sweet-coaxed timbres for the crystalline "Sugar Mama." Rico Nasty Thu. 14, Belmont, eleven:45pmRicocheting between pop-entice femme fatale Tacobella and goth nü metallist lure Lavigne on 2018's Nasty, Brooklyn rapper Maria Kelly skids with a punk area, growled advert-libs, and combative flows on expletive-drilled earworms comparable to "Bitch i'm Nasty." Kojaque Thu. 14, Velveeta Room, 12midKevin Smith snarls with a gruff Irish accent on "White Noise." Opener on 2018's Deli Daydreams, it interprets claustrophobic as his enamel knock on being raised in a broken home. part producer, part rapper, the Dubliner shifts between jazz-plumed beats as he bares heartbreak ("Bubby's Cream"), strikes self-deprecating and slinky ("last Pint"), and gets white-knuckle anthemic ("Politicksis"). Lizzo Thu. 14, Stubb's, 12:30amA cold brew of funk aplomb, cheeky wit, and Diana Ross' "i am popping out," Lizzo's new single "Juice" embodies the singer's high glam and body positivity for large grrrls of the R&B-flared huge Grrrl Small World (2015). Boasting a Prince cosign off his Plectrumelectrum, the 30-yr-historical existence force, born Melissa Jefferson in Detroit and raised in Houston earlier than relocating to Minneapolis, previews third LP Cuz i like You, arriving April 19, with a doo-wop-leaning title music. Dreezy Thu. 14, Belmont, 12:45am; Fri. 15, Nuevo Leon, 2pmFresh off her sophomore unencumber massive Dreez, Seandrea Sledge aims for the "Queen of Chicago Rap" mantle. extra succinct and snappier, the brand new LP steps up huge-time from her 2016 bow No tough emotions, the femcee spiting braggadocio on "hen Noodle Soup" and flowing Henny bottle opulence in "Play Wit Ya" amidst knockout entice punches. Tribade Fri. 15, Half Step, eight:45pmWrestling with self-liberation, patriarchy, and societal ills, Tribade brings together MCs Bittah (Alba Martínez), Masiva Lulla (Diana Lulla), and Sombra Alor (Elisabet Alonso). Boasting a deadpan start and a nimble movement, the Barcelona trio play tag-group amongst a bedlam of jagged beats and warbled wobbles with rhythmic pulses of flamenco, reggaeton, and lure. Jvcki Wai Fri. 15, Cheer Up Charlies, 9pmSynthetic and innovative, Hong Ye-eun's okay-pop surrealism unfolds Enchanted Propaganda. Her circulation comes packaged in tight, triplet-laced flows interpolated through advert-libbed gab serrations as malicious program-eyed synths zigzag with mutant Autotune on "life sickness." Karol Conka Fri. 15, Palm Door on Sixth, 11pm; Sat. 16, Lucille, 12midOften labeled because the Brazilian queen of hip-hop, Karoline dos Santos de Oliveira employs batucada dance floor burners, bossanova flute, and lowrider entice on a whirlwind of husked aggression and bouncing animation. Pasha Sat. 16, leading II, 9pmThe first Norwegian rapper to be featured on Beats 1 Radio, Iranian-born Pasha Nadjafi spits wit and backpack bravado as he moves alongside wacky vibrations and kick-returned production. On singles just like the Nineties-tinged "around the area," synth-plumed "Colorblind," and slick funk of "Prettyboi start," he opts for breeze and ease flows instead of challenging-knock gristle. Dwagie Sat. 16, main II, 10:35pmHaving worked with American hip-hop legends Nas and Raekwon, Tseng Kuan-jung has become one in all Taiwan's most a hit crossover hip-hop acts – now not an easy feat for a dude who raps fully in chinese language. whether waxing on social justice, world inequity, or human rights, his lyrical palette is still expansive adequate to have captured the pastime of the Dalai Lama, who collaborated with him on his tune "people." Hans Sat. sixteen, leading II, eleven:45pmLanguid and unrushed, Hanju Kim's movement lets his production breathe, clearing ample space for gentle key caresses to bloom and samples to swell. The Kiwi rapper's plainspoken prose and sleepy-eyed mumbles float atop Ciara & Missy Elliot's "1, 2 Step" on "improved." MC Frontalot Sat. sixteen, Flamingo Cantina, 11:50pmWith "Nerdcore Hiphop" in 2000, Damian Hess created a style giving love to geeks global. Six albums to this point, the San Franciscan's cloth references aliens, endangered species, internet building language, and comic booklet minutiae with wit and self-deprecation. Neblinna Sat. 16, Scratchouse, TBAUntangling the sinewy limbs of her Venezuelan place of origin's corrupt politics and societal malaise, Juliana Carolina MuñozGonzález comes outfitted with a pointy tongue and scathing critique. quick-fire verses rep girls empowerment manifestos like "Mujer Sin Maquillaje."