Back in the day, the MC known as D-NICE rocked the hip-hop world as a member of Boogie Down Productions and as the solo artist responsible for the hit "My Name is D-Nice." These days, with his lyricist career behind him, he's been reborn as a very much in-demand club DJ -- and you can hear him spin live when he pays a rare visit to Atlanta on JULY 29. Hell, maybe he'll grab the mic and treat folks to a few classic bars. Free before 11 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m. The Loft, 1374 W. Peachtree St. 404-885-1365. www.theloftatl.com.