Dubbed “the new Biggie Smalls” by fellow rapper Danny Brown, Brooklyn’s Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire brings his rhymes to Soundlab tonight. The MC has explained his name as a merger of intelligence and ignorance made clear through his range of hyper-literate name-dropping of writers like Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Howard Zinn in one verse, to writing a hook around drunk driving on a Wednesday. eX gained national attention in 2011 after releasing Lost in Translation and perhaps the year's best hip-hop remix with The Last Huzzah with guest spots from fellow New Yorkers El-P, Das Racist, and Despot. Bringing New York style back to hip-hop, the rapper represents his culture and gives his audience a glimpse into his life in the kind of unfiltered way that has characterized the storytelling ability of so many of the genre’s legends. Delivering genuine performances that remind us how powerful a statement hip-hop can make, this is a show you don’t want to miss. Special guests Dr. Ooo & C.U.F.X. open the show. Tickets are $12 at the door. Show starts at 10pm.