Eight Gigs: PRhyme
Wed., March 11, 8 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $20-$25
To the folks poppin' all that yang about the lack of “real” hip-hop: Stop complaining and go see PRhyme. The breakdown: DJ Premier makes dope beats. Source magazine has him listed as one of the top 20 producers of all time. His tracks, like the Gangstarr jam “Mass Appeal” (RIP Guru) and Jeru the Damaja's “Come Clean,” create wide-open head-nodding spaces for gifted emcees to truly shine. Royce Da 5'9” is a perennial hip-hop all-star. He's ghostwritten for Diddy and Dr. Dre, done a few killer collabs with Eminem, and dropped a few hot joints on the solo tip. Together, they are PRhyme—straight up hip-hop. Shut up and go. 2708 J Street, www.prhymeofficial.com.