Even more interesting than his group-to-solo ascendancy or his indie-to-major progression (hopefully) is this L.A. resident’s decade-plus commitment to conscious rap and his extracurricular ambitions: Would-be presidential candidate (fictional), filmmaker (for real, and hopefully will do more), Current TV host (ditto). His newest project is another Atmosphere collab where they toast ‘B-list’ actress Rosie Perez (not Perez Hilton, thankfully).

Thu., Sept. 10, 8 p.m., 2009

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