Give it to Conscious Mind Records and Venue 578 for conceiving Hip Hop Junktion, a sincerely legit recurring beat downtown that featured Styles P and Tony Touch last month and this month delivers the master Talib Kweli. Kweli’s been hugely busy, and not just with mentoring local hip-hop upshoot Niko Is, correcting ignorant bitches on Twitter and touring/performing constantly. He’s also got a new solo record slated for this year, Radio Silence, as well as a new collab with silky smooth producer 9th Wonder. Compound that with the fact that he’s not just performing once this week, but twice with an additional show (billed as a “special appearance”) at the Social on Thursday (June 18) with Niko Is. The earlier show is part of a different but equally worthy local concert series, Hungry for Hip Hop, which benefits the homeless by donating part of the night’s proceeds to Pathlight HOME.
HIP HOP JUNKTION WITH TALIB KWELI, D. Royale, Family Gang, Zulu Nation’s DJ Eyez
10 p.m. Saturday, June 20 | Venue 578, 578 N. Orange Ave. | 407-872-0066 | venue578.com