Xzibit and Contrabandit.com have teamed with
Boost Mobile to bring rapper Talib Kweli to their talent showcase Rhyme Night.
In addition to Kweli, rising West Coast rappers
Strong Arm Steady and Sly Boogy will also give performances.
The evening's music will be provided by platinum
producer Fredwreck and LA mixtape kingpin DJ Warrior.
"Once a month cats come through and pack
the house," Xzibit told AllHipHop.com in a recent interview. "We let
them do like one or two songs and we got a main act that comes out and smashes
it. Whether it be a n*gga that's from in town or we bring somebody from out
of town...We just gonna make it bigger and bigger and bigger.
"Sly Boogy and Strong Arm are two of the
biggest new acts on the West," Xzibit continued. "Rhyme Night is focusing
the spotlight on these particular artists because we want to build their fan
bases. They definitely have a lot of buzz in the streets and we want to let
the fans come out and enjoy their live performance."
Kweli is preparing the release of his album,
The Beautiful Struggle, Sly Boogy is readying his debut on J Records
and Strong Arm Steady will support the recent release of their self-titled debut
The event takes place at The Key Club in West
Hollywood on April 17th. Doors open at 9:00 P.M. For more information visit
contrabandit.com or RhymeNight.com.