Christ almighty, it’s a good week to be a Bay-area fan of New York hip-hop. Talib Kweli is headed to Crowbar on Sunday, but not before this whopper of a Brooklyn-born bill roars in the same room the night before.
Masta Ace (come on, we’re all old enough to remember his production for Marley Marl's iconic Juice Crew) will show why he’s mentioned in the same breath as other rap kings like Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap and Craig G, but not before the "Son of Yvonne" lets a beefy support bill including Duck Down legend Marco Polo and Juxx Diamondz rock the stage as part of a crazy-stacked bill. Doors are at 6 p.m., and you probably want to be in line by then if you don’t already have a ticket.
Brooklyn2Tampa 5-year anniversary w/Masta Ace/Marco Polo/Mazz)/Juxx Diamondz/Tiye Phoenix/Bankai FAM/Stuck B/J.Biz/Dro Pesci/AMiAM/DJ Sky/DJ Chin/DJ King Tatt/DJ Casper/Crazy DJ Bazarro. Sat. Aug. 31, 10 p.m. $10. Crowbar, Ybor City. crowbarybor.com.