Royce the Choice

This Seattle MC has quietly released three mixtapes since 2010, each packed with his distinct punch-line lyricism, and each noticeably better than the last. His new GMK-produced EP, Razorr Ramone, is another step in the right direction, and one that’s apparently earned the cosign of tonight’s hosts, Shabazz Palaces. With Keyboard Kid, Malitia Malimob, Porter Ray, Nacho Picasso, hosted by Shabazz Palaces. TODD HAMM

Fri., Aug. 24, 8 p.m., 2012