Flipmode Squad rapper Rah Digga is still rapping in nonstop flurries, still constantly in battle mode, and still releasing some of the most slept-on rap records in existence. Most recently was last year’s resolutely knocking Classic, a no-nonsense, no-mercy 33 minutes where no one sings a hook—what else can you expect from a woman who has at least five songs called “Straight Spittin’ “? Tonight, she headlines Ladies First, an evening featuring a slew of female MCs, female DJs, and even a female-shot photo exhibit. Also on the bill is grimy Canadian MC Eternia, whose clubrat attire may have you thinking she’s a Ke$ha clone, but her badass demeanor, Tunnel-era tongue-twisters, and affinity for deafening boom-bap make her simply a force of nature—check for her debut on Fat Beats in June. Also on the bill tonight: joyous Harlem rhymespitter Likwiud (whose jazzy “Camel Toe” deserves to be a Khia-sized cult hit), Philly rap-and-soulster Zarinah; and nimble Brooklyn MC Nitty Scott.
Thu., Feb. 24, 9 p.m., 2011