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Thursday music picks: Jeezy, Tiger Liu

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Jeezy at Stubb’s outdoor. “People love Jeezy, not because he sold crack, but because he persevered, he’s a success story,” fellow Atlanta rapper Killer Mike said about the hip-hop lifer recently. Throughout a storied career that launched in the early aughts as part of the group Boyz n da Hood, he’s logged collabs with Jay-Z, Kanye and all the other big shots, and with his knack for vivid storytelling he always holds his own.

Also: Celebrate ATX hip-hop past and future with local pioneer Tiger Liu and Afrofreque and Mindz of a Different Kind, the city’s next great hope, at Spiderhouse Ballroom. … Ohio rockers Relient K top an Emo’s triple bill that also includes Blondfire and From Indian Lakes. … Acoustic blues guitarist John Hammondvisits One World Theatre. … Texas Music Magazine marks its 15th anniversary with sets by Soul Track Mindand Henry & the Invisibles at the Gibson Showroom. … Vocal ensemble Conspirare celebrates its new holiday disc “Unclouded Day” with a 5 p.m. in-store performance at Waterloo Records. … All Saints Episcopal Church continues its monthly “Unplugged on the Front Porch” series with a 7 p.m. appearance by singer-songwriter Michael Fracasso.