Be warned. Devin the Dudea rapper himself, but perhaps best known to most as Snoop Doggs hype manhas no-showed at Chop Suey before, cancelling at the last minute with a whole club full of people (whove paid to see him) already through the door. That shouldnt happen this time around, for the man wont just be performing tonight, hes pulling double dutyrolling in to town to judge the 2nd annual freestyle championships. Weve got some of Seattles finest lyricists ready to take the stage (and the $4500 in cash and prizes at stake): Cool Nutz, Certified, Neema of Unexpected Arrival, Mr. DOG, Emmanuel, Sonny Bonoho and more will step to the mic, representing the 206 with entirely unscripted rhymes intended to leave their rivals without words, whimpering off stage, tails between their legs. Heres hoping that this time around, the Dude abides. AJA PECKNOLD
Listen to a sample of Devin the Dude's "Doobie Ashtray."
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Sat., Jan. 5, 8 p.m., 2008