A Rap Round Robin primer and video highlights from last year's event

The All Rap Round Robin has become a refreshing staple of Baltimore's underground hip-hop scene. That tradition continues Friday night at Floristree, and it's only getting bigger. Now in its fifth year, the annual showcase expands to 12 acts from last year's nine. (Thirteen if you include Secret Weapon Dave, the night's DJ.)

That's a lot of performers, and you'd be forgiven for not knowing all of them. You can read my primer on the night's bill here. It'll be published in Wednesday's b and in the weekend edition of the Sun.

Words can only do this unique event so much justice. Here's a 12-minute-plus video of highlights from last year's Round Robin. The quality is great and you'll see acts that will be performing on Friday, too (AK Slaughter, the Plural MC and more). Props to Guy Werner for the footage — check out his blog, Push Record Play.

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