Royce Da 5’9”
S.O.B.’s; 8/9 at 7:30 p.m.; 204 Varick St., at W. Houston St.; 212-243-4940
The Detroit rapper and Eminem crony throws an album-release party for Success Is Certain, featuring Joe Budden, Travis Barker, Kid Vishis, and more, including, of course, Em himself on the track “Writer’s Block.”
Marcus Garvey Park; 8/9 at 7 p.m.; Madison Ave., at 120th St.; 212-860-1373
A free outdoor Salute to Hip-Hop show by the Hot 97 D.J. and producer, with Rob Base, best known for getting stupid—we mean outrageous—on the 1988 hit “It Takes Two.”
The Cool Kids
Brooklyn Bowl; 8/10 at 6 p.m.; 61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg; 718-963-3369
The minimalist eighties-throwback emcees—who once declared themselves “the new black version of the Beastie Boys”—have a new album, When Fish Ride Bicycles, which they are marketing as “beach rap.”
Nas and Damian Marley
Rumsey Playfield at Central Park; 8/11 at 7 p.m.; 69th St. at Fifth Ave.; 212-360-2756
The final show for the rapper and reggae artist duo, whose studio collaboration, Distant Relatives, dropped last year.
Marcus Garvey Park ; 8/11 at 7 p.m.; Madison Ave., at 120th St.; 212-860-1373
Fresh off of psyching up the crowd at Lollapalooza, the Grammy-nominated producer and genre-straddling rap-crooner entertains his hometown for free.
Highline Ballroom; 8/18 at 8 p.m.; 431 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-414-5994
The divisive young Oakland rapper, whose viral hit “Gucci Gucci” recently debuted at No. 35 on the Billboard “Social 50,” lays it down IRL, possibly wearing Minnie Mouse ears.