Eight Gigs: 2 Chainz

Sat., Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m., Ace of Spades, $44.50

Drake, Kanye, Kendrick Lamar, ASAP Rocky—Grammy Award-nominated rapper 2 Chainz collaborates with them all. But when he’s not on stage slingin’ rhymes, he’s operating the T.R.U. Foundation to help those in need with education, money management and job readiness. He also recently raked in more than $2 million in sales last Christmas by hopping on the ugly-Christmas-sweater trend with his “Dabbin’ Santa” rendition. At this concert, diehard hip-hop fans can also opt for a $150 VIP ticket, which comes with early access, a poster, a T-shirt, a photo with 2 Chainz and even food table access. 1417 R Street, www.2chainz.com.