10 p.m. Tuesday
Republic, 828 S. Peters St., 528-8282; www.republicnola.com
At age 19, Shante Anthony Franklin was cutting tracks for Master P and No Limit; in his mid-20s, he ran with Lil Wayne and Young Money. Now 29, the pedigreed MC is tasked with resurrecting dormant Rock-A-Fella Records, whose post-Jay-Z period begins with Curren$y's (pictured) third LP, Pilot Talk. A delectable set of DJs — EF Cuttin, Chicken and Slab One — opens. Free admission.