Witness the connection between spoken word poetry and hip-hop by watching some of our area's finest wordsmiths trying to best their competitors in a contest of lyrical flow versus linguistics. This lineup of both MCs and their colleagues on the literary side of the fence, who might quote James Baldwin over Afrika Bambaata, is a fine sampling of locals who write and speak in ways that explore the way words bump up against each other. Kaze
makes the rounds with his soulful hip-hop vibe along with L.E.G.A.C.Y.
of the Justus League, and strong female MC Mother Nature
(pictured), while DJ Rez
spins platters throughout the night. Poets Dasan
will piece together on-the-fly patchworks of language that might just make you get out the thesaurus when you get home. Hosted by Pauly Snubnoze and Cockpit, this is a full night of great wordplay and heartfelt sounds. 10 p.m 821-0777 or www.souldojo.com