Wed, Sept 8, Turf Hop Alliance
Image VIP Lounge, 10 p.m., $3 before 11 p.m.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Hump day this week is sponsored by the Turf Hop Alliance, who’ll be taking over downtown Sac. I e-mailed local emcee Blee to get an explanation of what the hell “turf hop” means. He replied—and then I accidentally deleted his response. Dang. So I visited the Turf Hop Alliance’s blog (http://tha1p.tumblr.com), which explains that Blee and Npire Da Great founded the THA in 2008 with the goal of having backpack rappers achieve a “grittier” West Coast sound. This Wednesday will showcase the alliance, including performances by C-Plus (pictured), 5th Ave, Floe, Remedy, Blee, Npire Da Great, Chuck T, DJ Rock Bottom and DJ Gio. 705 J Street, www.myspace.com/cplusmusic.