There’s really no other way that Prof—the fast-talking, dirty-mouthed, at times hilarious, Gerald McRaney lookalike Rhymesayer—would release his new album Pookie Baby than with a meet-and-greet and up-close in-store with his fans. He’s a man of the people, just look at how many he’s got with him in the excellent “Andre the Giant” video! That subsequently means you’ll have to get to Fifth Element early for any hope of seeing the ultra-talented enfant terrible of our local hip-hop scene blow the roof off the record store. PS. Including a custom Pookie Baby Eau de Toilette in pre-orders is hilarious and brilliant. Friday, 6 PM. Free.Ashlynn McKinney

Fifth Element, 2411 Hennepin Ave S, MPLS; http://fifthelementonline.com