All of the albums by the seminal DJ + MC Erik B. & Rakim are worth celebrating—including Paid in Full, an album often held up as the best hip-hop record ever made—and that’s exactly what a who’s who of the local hip-hop scene and hip-hop fans of all types will be doing at The Varsity when the dynamic duo hit the stage with their iconic samples and effortless flow filled with intricately conscious lyrics. Wednesday, 7 PM. $20-43.50-60.Paul Cajun

Varsity Theater, 1308 SE 4th St, MPLS; varsitytheater.org