S.F.'s Rhapsodistas kick wry, laid-back rhymes over familiar beats. "Foe One Five on It" is a shout out for local pride over the Bay Area stoner classic "I Got Five on It" by the Luniz; who else boasts about there being an entrance fee (bridge toll) to enter their city? These four fly girls join DJs Zita, Solace, and Justin Time for an evening of "Familia Faces" on Friday, Sept. 29, at Milk at 9 p.m. Admission is $5 (before 11)/$10; call 387-6455 or visit www.milksf.com for more info. Tamara Palmer
Local promoter True Skool brings a night of spiritually charged lyricism with Lord Jamar and Sadat X, two-thirds of hip-hop group Brand Nubian. Catalog greats like "Slow Down" or "Punks Jump Up" might join more recent efforts from Jamar, who recently released the solo effort The 5% Album, and the group itself, whose last album Fire in the Hole was released in 2004. DJs Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, Chicken Skratch, and Daze round out the party on Friday, Sept. 29, at Poleng Lounge at 9 p.m. Admission is $10; call 441-1710 or visit www.polenglounge.com for more info. T.P.