Best known for bubbly-smooth mid-'00s Southern rap hits such as "The Way We Ball" and "Game Over (Flip)" amid the ascendance of other, now more famous "Lil"s, Houston's Lil' Flip writes and flows catchier and poppier than most rap heroes more famous or underground. The Flipper returns to the Rock behind a forthcoming, much-delayed sixth studio album, Ahead of My Time, on the heels of promising mixtapes full of his laconically groovy choruses and natural-as-talk verses about the good side of hood life. With Izzy Dunfore, Young FTE, and Absent. 18+.
Wed., June 9, 9:30 p.m., 2010