West Coast hip-hop doesn’t get any better than the eclectic, genre-bending beats and gritty rhymes of Lafa Taylor
. On his 2014 release, “Not One Thing,” Taylor playfully moves through R&B, jazz and soul with smart, conscious lyrics rolling over the tracks. Taylor has also hit the electronic dance-music scene, with remixes by superstars of the genre exposing him to a new audience. With his multicultural heritage and worldly travels, Taylor is able to excite any crowd. His current “Not One Thing Tour” plugs in to the North Bay on Thursday, Oct. 8, at HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 9pm. $10. 707.829.7300.