Maybe it's just Jay-Z's nerdy new glasses, but hip-hop seems a lot smarter these days.
You might need your own pair of those tomorrow night for Hip-Hop Trivia at the Good Life, where your chances of winning are far better than at a freestyle battle.
Test your knowledge on questions ranging from easy (how many days is Rick Ross hustling?) to certified music nerd status (what are all of Method Man's nicknames?) in a Jeopardy! style quiz game to win prizes provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon.
In other words, if you can remember where Q-Tip left his wallet, you get to keep what's inside.
Thankfully, no one will ask you to attempt the ill-fated breakdance routine from your high school talent show, but you'll want to wear sneakers in any case for the physical challenge, to be judged by Boston's own MC Esoteric.
Stick around after the show, as we imagine the double-bill of DJ ON&ON and DJ Reel Drama spinning on two floors will be crazier than any afterparty Trebek ever hosted (at least post-mustache).
Because if Kanye West dropped out of college, you have no excuses.
Hip Hop Trivia
Wednesday, September 12
Good Life, 28 Kingston St., Downtown
Nearby: J.J. Foley's; Kingston Station; The Glass Slipper