Local Rappers Recreate Jay Z's Debut Album In Hopes of Making It Big, Too

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  • Thursday, March 26: Local DMV rappers, producers and vocalists recreate and redefine the songs off Jay Z's 1996 debut album, Reasonable Doubt, which helped push the hip-hop powerhouse into the big leagues. 8PM at Expo, $15. [Washington Post]
  • Friday, March 27: Glaswegian alterna-rockers Primal Scream bring their dark, synth-studded music to the 9:30 Club. If you're not into lyrics about swastikas, drugs, the Devil, killing yourself, or skulls, then this concert is not for you. [9:30 Club]
  • Friday, March 27: Add "String Quartet" right after Lord of the Rings and Flight of the Conchords to your Things You Know About New Zealand list. They're performing classic Schubert and Mendelssohn with traditional Maori instruments at the Library of Congress at 8PM. Free. [Library of Congress]
  • Saturday, March 28: If you're in the mood for no-frills local indie music, Deleted Scenes is the band to see. 8PM at the Black Cat. [Black Cat]
  • Saturday, March 28: Netherlands DJs Kraak and Smaak (great name, right?) will be spinning their disco-breakbeat music at the 18th St. Lounge. [18th Street Lounge]
  • Wednesday, April 1: First, check out The Presets' new music video on their MySpace, "If I Know You," because that will make you want to go to their show real bad. The last time the Sydney-based DJs were in DC, they cancelled, so don't miss them this time around. [9:30 Club]
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