Dustin-Prestige w/ Roosh Williams, Nino Gotti & WhyJae, Eskabel & Hollywood FLOSS
Warehouse Live (Green Room); April 26th

To be fair, Dustin-Prestige is a Houston rap enigma. Last year, he released one of the best projects in the city in Plaid and outside of those creepy music videos of his, he’s remained relatively recluse save for a run-in at a movie theater a while back. Friday night he headlines his own show at Warehouse Live featuring a bevy of spitters from Roosh Williams winding double time to Eskabel’s brute force and uncanny ability to be both a hulking giant and a sex symbol. Don’t ask how we know this, we just know this. $15, Tickets

Juicy J w/ A$AP Ferg
Warehouse Live; April 27th

The last time Juicy J came here, there were at least 30 women on stage participating in a twerk contest. Headlining the “Stay Trippy” tour with A$AP Mob standout A$AP Ferg might not necessarily do the greatest of things to improve Juicy’s standing as a live performer because frankly, you know what you’re getting. Energetic, loud, in your face anthems that dominated most of last year and this one as well. We’re curious as to how many A$AP fans in Houston have heard Ferg’s best single “Work”. Time will tell. $20, Tickets

Yo Gotti
Ayva Center; April 27th

Even if you didn’t pay much attention to Live From The Kitchen, Yo Gotti is still caking quite happily. The “5 Star Chick” rapper continues to tour all over the country, raking in more from club appearances and performances than any record deal. The King of Memphis will riding solo Saturday night with a few lovely ladies with him like Jhonni Blaze & Lira Galore. In other words, expect the ballers and twerk enthusiasts to be part of the night. $35, Tickets

Indie Spring Jam w/ OneHunnidt, Jodii B. Basik, Cooley Kimble, EDF, Imani Rose, Sam Champion & others
Avanii Lounge; April 27th

Much like Frontline and Best Rapper In Texas before it, the Indie Spring Jam hosts a colossal amount of talent from all walks of Houston’s urban music scene. There’s OneHunnidt, known poet who’s a steadily improving lyricist, Imani Rose who purrs sexuality and girl power behind the mic, EDF who peels through Texas topes with the same idea of a guy who lives, breathes and dies by Nike Talk, rousing upstart Cooley Kimble, buddha heads Reggie G & Jodii B. Basik and Screwed Up Click enthusiasts and revivalists Undergravity. There’s also Express whose Higher Learning project might be the talk of the night. Or it could wind up part of a larger conversation about Houston rap in general. $10, Tickets

Southern G.R.A.B. w/ Hoodstar Chantz, Noon, Doublebe, KAB Tha Don, Nosaprise, Frankie G Da Mex & more
The Mullet; April 27th

There’s a bit of charm attached to Southern G.R.A.B. Despite it being a seven-hour rap-a-thon with over 25+ artists, it’s benefitting autism awareness with plenty of side activities including b-boys, b-girls, a celebrity basketball game and more.


Nick Greer & The G’s Album Release Party
The Corkscrew; April 27th

Owner of one of the best albums you need to hear, frequent Niceguys collaborator Nick Greer and his wildman piano skills will be celebrating said album at The Corkscrew. There will be some jazz, there will be some performances and most of all there will be tons of musicianship on hand.

Kickback Sundays
Numbers; April 28th

The weekly cypher series returns with more hungry competitors looking to springboard their careers.