With Freddie Gibbs, Pro-Pain and J-Dawg, 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Warehouse Live, 813, St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483 or www.warehouselive.com.
Science can't even begin to count how many rainy afternoons are spent concocting the perfect rapper name. While Lil' Fluffy may have seemed a perfectly acceptable alternative to your birth name before, once Nipsey Hussle crossed your eardrums, you knew you'd better quit while you were behind. Born Ermias Asghedom, Nipsey's been a rising star in the West Coast hip-hop music scene since the release of his first mixtape, Bullets Ain't Got No Name Vol. 1, in 2008. Just two short years later, he was selected as XXL's "Most Determined" in the magazine's "Annual Freshman Top Ten" list. With growth like that, it's safe to say that Nipsey Hussle is a name you'd better get used to hearing.
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