Eight Gigs: The Gatlin
Thu., Oct. 29, 8 p.m., Blue Lamp, $12
Sacramento native Greg King has been putting out mix tapes as the Gatlin for more than a decade. The rapper celebrates the release of his latest album, (F.A.M.E.) For All My Enemies. After getting his start in spoken-word poetry, the Gatlin has amassed a pretty huge body of work. More raw, underground rap fans should try Tree City: The Movie, an album about growing up in south Sacramento—gangs, weed and general darkness. Or, check out the Gatlin's collaborations with other artists for some downright radio-friendly, catchy tracks. 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, http://soundcloud.com/the_gatlin.