Bay Area rap music has its own special charm that most of us have come to know and love in one way or another. Whether it’s booming out of the truck next to you on the road or out of your iPod headphones, chances are a local rapper has influenced your life in one way or another. (I know I’m not the only one who was “going dumb” at high school dances.) Some Bay Area MCs have even been around since before the hyphy explosion of yesteryear, and it’s those who have been most well-equipped for the future, like the Mobfigaz’ the Jacka
and J Stalin
. Step into a new era with true veterans of the game on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Phoenix. 201 Washington St., Petaluma. 8pm. $25. 707.762.3565.