How Rude

The Project Blowed open-mic series, created in 1994 at L.A.'s Good Life Café, became the hangout for the underground rap scene then and acted as an incubator for the many L.A. MCs who rock mics now. Lucky us, Project Blowed co-founder Abstract Rude shows and proves his mettle with a special in-town performance.

Project Blowed’s emphasis on creative lyrics and improvised rhymes is reflected in Ab's ability to spit fire in an impressive variety of flows as well as a thoughtful perspective on big issues and daily life that’s as deep as his voice. His latest outing and first for indie rap bastion Rhymesayers Entertainment, Rejuvenation, captures the skills he'll be flexing in town tonight.

Fri., Aug. 13, 9 p.m., 2010