Hip-Hop in the Bag

Following the death of weekly party Digital Love, the Green Room — arguably the epicenter for nightlife happenings and dance-floor action in Fort Lauderdale — introduced Brown Bag Wednesdays, a solution to the sadly lacking local hip-hop scene. Critics may have been skeptical at first, but in just a few short months, the Colt 45-drinking, break-dancing, and freestyling crowd embraced the new party. Every week, Brown Bag Wednesdays brings in the sharpest hip-hop wordsmiths from the tricounty area as well as national acts like Dead Prez and Action Bronson. Tonight’s lineup features Eric Biddness, Gabe Fields, Llamabeats, and Var, performing alongside resident DJ Immortal. No two parties are alike, and each is a bit more unpredictable than the last. DJ sets sometimes turn into rap battles, or a local rapper might cook a chicken dinner onstage for a lady in the crowd. Weekly admission is free, unless otherwise noted. Ladies always drink free until midnight. The Green Room is located at 100 SW Third Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For a weekly performance lineup, call 954-449-1030 or visit greenroomlive.com.
Wed., July 11, 10 p.m., 2012