Minneapolis rapper BROTHER ALI possesses a singular lyrical skill fueled by intensely social and political perspectives that make his latest CD, Us, one of the most overtly righteous hip-hop albums of the year. But even if taking poetic browbeating about the way things should be ain't your steeze, Brother Ali's got the beats and live presence to back it up. Left Coast MC Fawshawn shows off the intense production and critically acclaimed late '80s rap stylings of his debut, Boy Meets World. The whole show will be hosted by D.R.E.S. Tha Beatnik. K-OS and BK One also perform. $12-$14. 9 p.m. Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce de Leon Place. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net.