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HIP-HOP: Jean Grae 

Jean Grae isn't a household name like my alter-ego Nicki Minaj, but if you know hip-hop you likely know Jean Grae. A daughter of South African jazz musicians, she was raised in NYC and is an alumna of the High School of Performing Arts. Her songs including "My Life" and "Love Thirst" from "Jeanius with 9th Wonder" take me back to my favorite acid-jazz-tinged hip-hop tunes from the 90's. Leave it to Jean Grae to take a rhyme and a beat and give it life. She'll headline Roc the Town 3.0 with DJ Chris G, DJ Tim Tones, Hassan Mackey, Sub-Soil, Moses Rockwell, JD Riggz, Show Money and others.

The show goes down Thursday, November 29, 8:30 p.m. at Lovin' Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. $12-$15. 292-9940, lovincup.com.

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