As Ice-T has emphatically proven, appearing on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit can do wonders for a rapper's career. Is it any wonder that after he showed up on SVU that 2 Chainz released one of our favorite hip hop albums of the year in B.O.A.T.S. II? The Atlanta rapper's infectious bounce and eccentric charm on tracks like "Feds Watching" have made him rap's man of the moment, plus you gotta love a guy who can go from stunting on a song to messing around with 2 Broke Girls.
Tue Feb 4 8p. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Fenway (888-693-2583). $39-55 here.