“The world is a bag of tricks all for the taking,” Aceyalone declares on the title track of his 2013 album, Leanin’ on Slick. But the local rapper, who first came to attention with Project Blowed and the vastly influential Freestyle Fellowship, isn’t really a taker. He can cast out such an intoxicating blur of high-stepping imagery that you’re seduced by his insistent flow before the impact of the actual words settles in. He’s nobody’s fool on “Pass the Hint” and kicks into a funky fashion show on “Show Me Them Shoes,” evoking Project Blowed’s epic, improvisational word battles in Leimert Park. On “One Cup, Two Cup,” Aceyalone puts it all together with a simple recipe: “One cup of butter, two cups of dynamite/Three cups of bump … Can’t see me now, sitting on a satellite.”

Thu., Jan. 22, 8 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 01/22/15)

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