Eight Gigs: Freddie Gibbs

Tue., May 30, 7:30 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $25

What if all the musical messiahs are born in Gary, Indiana? The King of Pop is not a Gary fluke if you’ve been paying attention to the ascension of fellow native Freddie Gibbs. Gangsta Gibbs has since relocated to Los Angeles, presumably for the burning bushes, as the air quality is no different. His severely blunted Piñata album with Madlib endeared him to rap fans of every credo, and this year’s You Only Live 2wice, with its biblical album art, has the real-to-life rhymer conjuring resurrection metaphors to let ’em know there’s no killing off Gibbs the Glorious. 2708 J Street, www.facebook.com/gangstagibbs.