Chris Martinez may be the best local rapper you've never heard of but not for much longer. The 22-year-old producer and MC, who records under the name KonGeror (or, more recently, just K.), has called Arizona home since his family moved to the Valley from El Paso, Texas, nearly 18 years ago. In a perfect world, he wouldn't have to leave, but after spending the past four years struggling for recognition in Arizona's fragmented hip-hop scene, Martinez envisions greener pastures in the frigid climes of Minnesota. He's hoping the state that spawned Rhymesayers Entertainment and the Doomtree collective will embrace his hip-hop vision and based on the trips he's taken there, he's optimistic.
Tue., March 3, 8:30 p.m., 2009